Bert's Reviews > Death by Facebook
Death by Facebook
Feb 19, 2014
This is an oddball novel. A soldier awaits redeployment to Afghanistan, his future bride waits with him in Hawaii. He was adopted, so was she, eventually he learns they're actually siblings. Not disclosing that discovery causes her to kill him in a rage, pushing him into an active volcano pit. Then she decompensates, trying to wash away guilt with alcohol, eventually assuming his identity. Meanwhile experts detect movement in the volcano, it prepares to erupt again. The dead soldier reappears as a ghost in the story line, waxing winsome about spirituality and life. His unborn child is aborted, the soul joins the soldier. The girl meets an aging hippie, who saves her temporarily, and she refuses to again let the mountain destroy her seaside home. Closure eventually comes to the parties, the community, and to the mountain. Just a little of a stretch to keep all of these parallel plot lines real in your mind. But like the characters, not beyond redemption.
Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Death by Facebook.Sign In »
February 19, 2014 – Shelved
February 19, 2014 – Finished Reading