Friday, August 14, 2009

Book Review - T.L. Hines: Faces in the Fire


I was recently given the opportunity to review Faces in the Fire by T.L Hines.

Faces in the Fire is a very interesting book, and an easy read if you can keep up with the way the story progresses. This book follows four different people leading four different lives, but they are brought together by different events. These events are tied in with two things; a catfish, and a series of numbers.

Each of their lives is heading down a bad path. The first man, Kurt, is a truck driver battling the demons inside of himself. Corinne, who makes her living sending out millions of spam emails a week, has been diagnosed with incurable cancer. Grace is a tattoo artist that is addicted to heroin. Stan is a hit man that hates his ability to kill people so well and wishes he could change. Even with these gritty characters, it’s a relatively clean book. I can’t recall any curse words, so it would be very good for a book club.

The book is in four different segments, a separate segment for each person’s story. The reason this story may be a bit complicated to follow is because it does not start from chapter one. Each segment skips around between the past and the present. If you pay attention to the chapter numbers, you should understand where the story is taking place.

My favorite part of the book would have to be Kurt’s story, followed by Corinne’s. While each person’s lives are intertwined in one way or another, you get a look into each of their pasts separately. It’s fun to see how their lives become intertwined, and for what reason.

Another thing I liked about this book is something I’ve never seen before. At the back of the book there is a guide to use if you plan on reading the book in a book club. This is extremely helpful, and very convenient. It gives different questions to ask in your group.

I finished this book in about two days, reading a couple of hours at a time. It’s an interesting story, but at times it is a bit predictable. Even so, it is worth the read. Because the story shifts so often, you won't be bored.

Information:
Title: Faces in the Fire
Author: T.L. Hines
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Purchase: HereI review for Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers

10 comments:

TeeTee said...

Sounds awesome, I'm putting it on my list of books to read!

Jessica♥ said...

I don't think I'd be into reading that.

Jessica♥ said...

whenever I try to go to your blog layout site, it says it doesn't exist. I can't see it! =[

Sheri said...

Sounds like an interesting book, and great book review for it too :)

Kristina P. said...

It sounds interesting!

Jessica♥ said...

& did you get the bracelets yet?

Carmen said...

The book sounds very interesting! You've really never seen book club guides at the back of books before?

Yaya said...

I don't know if my ADD mind could keep up with 4 different stories...

Liz said...

Sounds like a really good book! I'll have to look for it at the library.

9uy said...

Sounds interesting. I'll check it out.

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