Quello in cui crediamo è sempre la verità? Rinuncereste alla vendetta contro qualcuno che odiate, se questo significasse la salvezza di qualcuno che amate? Vorreste che i vostri sogni si avverassero, se questo significasse esaudire l'ultimo desiderio del vostro nemico in punto di morte? Per Shay Bourne, condannato a morte, è iniziato il conto alla rovescia.
Il mondo non gli ha dato niente, e lui non ha niente da offrire al mondo. Eppure, in un solo momento, accade qualcosa che cambia tutto.
Ora ha un'ultima occasione di salvezza, che è riposta in Claire, la figlia undicenne gravemente malata di June, alla quale potrebbe donare il cuore.
Padre Michael, da giovane, ha fatto una scelta che lo ha condotto a dedicare il resto della sua esistenza a Dio. Ma quando si trova faccia a faccia con Shay, è costretto a mettere in discussione tutto quello che gli avevano insegnato a credere sulla religione, sul bene e il male, sul perdono. E su se stesso.
Jodi Picoult incanta e conquista ancora una volta i lettori con un avvincente racconto di redenzione, giustizia e amore.
"Un'autrice straordinaria." Stephen King
- ISBN: 8863800170
- Casa Editrice: Corbaccio
- Pagine: 503
OK, I generally like Jodi Picoult. I think she's usually a thinking person's beach read. But this was CRAP. First, she owes Stephen King part of her royalties from this book, because the first quarter or so is a shameless ripoff of THE GREEN MILE (what, she couldn't have picked a more obscure text?
Although this wasn't my favorite book by Jodi Picoult, I still thought it was very good. In this novel, Picoult utilizes a familiar technique; you can expect moral quandaries abound served up on a silver platter. The characterization was excellent and the characters relatable. I wasn't really a fan, Leggi tutto
This is the fourth Jodi Picoult novel I've read and they all follow pretty much the same formula : A vunerable child/teenager. Loving parents/parent. Concerned professionals i.e. cops, doctors, lawyer,and or teachers. And a kind stranger. And while Jodi uses a basic formula, her novels are anything
“After all, how many of us had tried to forget something traumatic...only to find it printed on the back of our eyelids, tattooed on our tongues?” The book is narrated from the perspective of four characters: June, Michael, Lucius and Maggie. For each character, the chapter is written with a differ Leggi tutto
This book was incredible. I knew before reading it that it dealt with religion (one of the many subject matters that Picoult handles with grace) but I had no idea how and to what surprising extent. It amazes me (as always) that Picoult can handle a myriad of topics and characters, that require such
You know how when you start a book the evening before and then go to bed later thinking, "I cannot wait to wake up tomorrow and finish this book!" That is how I felt about this book last night. I was so happy to get right back to it today. These characters! This story! Incredibly entertaining! There Leggi tutto
"...I knew what it was like to lose someone you loved. You didn't get past something like that, you got through it..." "In the space between yes and no, there's a lifetime. It's the difference between the path you walk and one you leave behind; it's the gap between who you thought you could be and wh Leggi tutto
A total disappointment considering Picoult is a great writer and does not need to borrow ideas from other writers. This was too much like "The Green Mile".
Thought provoking to say the least. What if God is incarnate in each of us? What if there is no God? What if there is only a hope that there is a God? What if there is no heaven or hell? What if this life on Earth is both heaven and hell? Why does religion serve to divide us rather than unite us? Wh Leggi tutto
It's sad for me to have to give a Picoult book 1 star, but I was heartily disappointed with this read. The plot was so thin to accommodate the anti-Christian and anti-religion propaganda. Picoult has definitely shot arrows at religion in the past, but this book went beyond that. In the past, I was a Leggi tutto
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