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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Review: The Book of Why by Nicholas Montemarano

The Book of Why
by Nicholas Montemarano

Genre: Self-help, Fiction
Publication: January, 2013
Format: kindle
Source: Netgalley
Connect: Website
A novel that asks if love ever really has to die

The power to solve your problems is within you-with the right sense of belief, the mind's ability to create success, happiness, and health is limitless.

At least that's the philosophy of self-help author Eric Newborn, whose books and lectures have spawned a legion of devoted followers who swear that his ideas have pulled their lives from the brink. But after the traumatic loss of his wife, Eric is left to face the darker side of his own teachings, living as a recluse in the home they shared on Martha's Vineyard, struggling to reconcile his worldview with the pain he has suffered. It's a fundamental question that haunts him: why?

When a fan with questions forces Eric to face the world once again, he's put on a path that might lead him towards the closure he seeks, but in astounding ways he could never begin to dream.

At once a stirring portrait of a soul laid bare by grief and a celebration of coincidence and the magic of real connection, The Book of Why explores the deep powers of the heart and mind to shape the world around us, blurring the lines between loss and love, fate and free will, and despair and joy.
I don’t usually mind reading a self-help book. But just cannot get into The Book of Why. It was sort of confusing. I do not get what the book was really about.

I thought that the beginning was alright. The middle part was very confusing. I have a hard figuring out what the author was trying to deliver. I had to put down the book for a few times because of it. And I cringed every time I decided to continue where I stopped. Yes. It was a torture. The ending left me unsatisfied. I think some of the issues in the book were left unanswered. The only reason I finished the book was because I hate to start a book, and not finishing it.

I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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