Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Book Review | Run of the Mill by Dave Patten

The Hard Truth

Dave Patten has a knack for storytelling. The book was very readable and the proses were all well-placed. The story wasn't hard to figure out, and there was no second-guessing either. It was about forgiveness, forgiving your transgressors and your own transgressions. Along the way, Patten connected it true and hard - a person cannot fully forgive others without forgiving himself first. The lesson is a process, the same way the book characters went through.

The book tackled many issues, Rape being the most prominent. I’ll be very frank in stating that there were complicated issues that did not sit well with me, I felt them unresolved. Although, I will have to leave to the next reader his/her own assessment of those said issues. The next thing I have to point out is the length and ruminations leading to the heart of the matter. It took a really long while, from the moment Tyler started to tell Rachel the story between him and Kyle, before the true revelation. Along the way, I started losing interest and connection. Like I mentioned before, there is no second-guessing, the reader can easily surmise what had happened, but somehow Patten chose the long way around.

In a nutshell, this is a promising start for Dave Patten. I am sure that time and a few more novels will hone his talent and place him among the best novelist of this new age.

Book details:
Title: Run of the Mill
Author: Dave Patten
Publisher:  G Street Chronicles
Publication: September 10, 2013
Genre:  Fiction
Source:  Author
Rating:  ★★★

*Thank you Mr. Patten for giving me chance to read a copy in exchange for an honest review.


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