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
The Divide is a very well-written novel with an engrossing and interesting plot. The novel started ...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
Let's get the negatives out of the way.
I have to say that this story was a bit slow paced in the beginning. I had a hard time wanting to read on because it bored me, but it really did pick up some suspense and encouraged me to read on half-way through the book.
Honestly I read this story for a book report, and my motivation to finish it w ...more
I like how ...more
Refreshingly honest sometimes brutal but a book that I couldn't put down. Excellent story with a raw reality.
The book revolves around a family, the Coopers. Two skiers find Abbie Cooper frozen in the ice. Everything else in t ...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
Evans è sempre Evans, ormai è quasi una garanzia.
Questa storia però è molto più triste e cupa delle precedenti, è una storia complessa, che in realtà mi ha lasciato anche un po’ perplessa, ma che mi ha trascinato subito in un vortice di emozioni diverse.
Due ex coniugi dovranno affrontare il dramma più orribile di tutti: la morte della loro figlia. Con immensa maestria, l’autore, ci porterà a ripercorrere la vita di Ben e Sarah, della loro separazione e del perché Abbie si era dat ...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
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