Monday, 19 January 2015

Eye Of The Diamond-T by Bill LaBrie


Eye of the Diamond-TEye of the Diamond-T by Bill LaBrie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An unexpected thrill is an understatement. Bill's ability to described situations and scenery so well that you feel you are there is a true talent. Nick's personal journey through deep reflections of his life and things that happened as a result of his action or inaction are the basis of the story along with the intrigue surrounding his job as an over the road truck driver. The descriptions of the places and people of the era during his military service and later along Route 66 were spot on and enjoyable. After being injured in an accident and rescued by an elderly Indian man whose daughter assisted in nursing Nick back to health he learns much about himself. The Hobi traditions and beliefs along with Nick's Greek heritage were a big part of the story. "Because we are all made of stars. Everything is made of stars. Stardust."(/b) The intertwining of the people from his past and present kept you on your toes. Don't look away because you will miss something important. Through his journey, I believe, he learns to love himself. I won't spoil the book, but the ending was poetic. An amazing first novel.

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