Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Sky Beneath My Feet

Book description:  "Being married to a saint isn't what it's cracked up to be.
Beth's husband won't be joining the family on vacation at the beach this year. He's not even joining them in the house. Instead, Rick has holed up alone in the backyard shed. Nobody knows exactly what he's up to. Maybe he's immersing himself in prayer. Maybe he's lost his mind. Maybe he's even the modern-day prophet or the saint the neighborhood artist imagines him to be. But while "St. Rick" waits for an epiphany, Beth will have to figure out what to do with herself and their teenage sons, possibly for the rest of her life.
What happens next is both uproarious and bittersweet: a peace march turns violent, her son is caught with drugs, and she embarks on an ambitious road trip that turns into something nearly surreal. Will Beth rediscover the idealistic woman she used to be, once upon a time? Can her marriage survive Rick's backyard vigil? Will anything ever be the same? And should it be?
Truthful, comic, heartbreaking, and magical in the very best sense of the word, The Sky Beneath My Feet gently tears the veil off our egos and expectations to reveal the throbbing, redemptive, and achingly beautiful life beyond and within us."
My review:  This is a review that I really do not want to write!  I did not like this book.  The description indicates that this book will be "uproarious" and "comic".  I chuckled to myself maybe twice.  The description also uses the words "truthful" and "magical".  I found the book to be unrealistic and dare I say it...dumb.  Even though this is a work of fiction and does not have to be realistic, it is written in a way that indicates this could be someone's life.  I do not like to review a book so negatively, but there was nothing in this book that I enjoyed.  In fact, I would not have finished it if it wasn't a review book.  What else can I say?  Don't waste your time or money.  I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers through their Booksneeze Blogger Program in exchange for an honest review (and was I ever honest).  All opinions are my own.         

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