A Beginner's Guide to Free Fall
Husbands and wives. Brothers and sisters. Mothers and daughters. Okay, everybody. Hold on tight.
Davis Winger has it all. A respected engineer who designs roller coasters in theme parks across the country, he is deeply in love with his wife and has a beautiful young daughter and a happy home. Until an accident strikes on one of his rides. Nothing fatal—except to his...more
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Davis and Molly were abandoned by their mother when they were children. Each in their own way carries the burden of that abandonment. Davis is a hot-shot engineer who designs roller-coasters whilst Molly plods along as a 'features' writer for a failing local paper. Davis blows everything that matters to him on one night of ill-considered lust with a colleague and Molly plods along with a younger boy-man as if trying to avoid ...more
Psychological family trauma, quirky characters, prose waxing poetic - literally and figuratively - there's so much about this book that I should adore. And yet, it fell flat for me.
Davis, the older sibling and lead character, blends into the background of the world churning around him save for one poor decision and the improbable disclosure of it to his wife. Molly, the younger sibling, finds herself and her strength, though she doesn't believe it, through ...more
To be honest, about a fourth of the way through this book I was regretting that I had wasted my free Prime choice on a slow, seemingly predictable book. I stopped reading it and almost whooshed it off to the cloud. I'm not sure why, but yesterday I delved back into and boy howdy I am sure glad I did. This is the story of so many of us, with wonderful turns of phrases, beautiful insights and some downright, laugh out loud, funny lines. ".... everything came with a boob of coleslaw." If ...more
Loved the siblings in this story. They were seemingly abandoned by their mother, but not bitter and mean with one another or with anyone else. Their senses of humor seemed as odd as mine, and I love it when that happens. Likeable characters everywhere, and well written. I had a hard time putting it down. Enjoyed it so much.