For many anguished months Ben and Sarah Cooper's daughter has been on the run from the FBI, wanted for murder and acts of eco-terrorism. But when Abbie's body is found embedded in ...more
The Divide is a very well-written novel with an engrossing and interesting plot. The novel started ...more
This isn't a book that races, it is a book that meanders and flows. At first, it might just seem about a simple family drama, a family splintering and breaking apart. But it is so much more then that. It's about humans, about people and human nature and their deep, confused but complex emotions.
I can't quite put my finger on what I li ...more
It's a story about a family who has a missing daughter, and then you go back in time and read about the parents divorce because the dad cheated. Read on to find the daughter became a dirty hippie, later morphing into some radical ELF (earth liberation front) person...I don't know! The only think I can say about the book is I finished it.
The best line in the book- which shocked me, made me laugh, and pissed me off all at the s ...more
Los temas que se abarca toda la narración son variopintos, el autor enfoca de ...more
For those not familiar with Nicholas Evans, he is author of The Horse Whisperer.
The problems which evolve into the lives of the characters in The Divide are substantial. At times it was so poignant I just had to stop reading, close my eyes and say a prayer for all those families out there who are experiencing similar problems.
Like The Horse Whisperer, Evans seems to have a way to grab a hold of the reader, and even though you know things are probably going to get wo...more
This story is quite different from the previous books by Evans. It doesn't have much to do with animals, and it goes a lot deeper into the differences between men and women, human relations and how people and a family can drift apart. It is quite tragic and Evans depicts a harsh reality for his characters.
I thought this story w ...more
The story starts with a body of a young girl discovered, but it is not a murder mystery, instead of tracking the killer (if there was one) we learn all about the family and their problems, and how the young girls life changed so much and eventually led to her death.
Evans deals with each individual family members feeling, like he is that person and makes a really interesting, believable family. There isn't much ac ...more
I had previously not read any of Nicholas Evans’ books, but his story of Abbie Cooper who is found deceased within the first few pages perfectly encapsulates teenage desire and the emotions of a fractured family. Although the book is weighed down by a sense of hopelessness, as we already know of Abbie’s fate, the environmentalist in me empathised completely with her passion ...more
Anywho, on to writing style. The two guys who found the body in the beginning had a HUGE amount of character building, BUT NO NAMES. Bad sign. Waaaay too much description. The book could have been half as long if an editor with a red pen had attacked it properly.
Not a b ...more
Nicholas Evans was born and grew up in Worcestershire, England. He studied law at Oxford University, graduating with first class honors, then worked as a journalist for three years on the Evening Chronicle in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He then moved into televsion, producing films ...more