Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Author: Randy Alcorn (based on the screenplay)
Genre: Life
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 9
Type: Fiction
Number of pages: 370
Time period: Present
Passage from book: “Nathan left his truck running and door open; he turned away only seconds – or so it seemed. When the door slammed, he swung around as his truck pulled away from the pump! Adrenaline surged. He ran toward the driver’s side while his pickup squealed toward the street. “Hey! Stop! No!” Nathan’s skills from Dougherty High football kicked in. He lunged, thrust his right arm through the open window, and grabbed the steering wheel, running next to the moving pickup.  {The driver} accelerated onto the main road, but Nathan wouldn’t let go. TJ {the driver} repeatedly smacked Nathan’s face with a vicious right jab, then pounded his fingers to break their grip… Nathan’s toes screamed at him, his Mizuno running shoes no match for the asphalt. Occasionally his right foot found the narrow running board for a little relief, only to lose it again when his head took another blow.
My overall opinion: Wow. What a book. I haven’t seen the movie (YET) but having read this, it’s at the top of my to-watch list! I really enjoyed the story of these men! The opening chapter was definitely attention-capturing, and I was glued to the whole book. I can’t praise it enough. Read it! Several people have mentioned that the movie is better (which would make sense, since this book is based on the screenplay), but if it’s true that the movie’s better, it must be out of this world, because this book was really amazing. And moving.
**Since writing this review, I have seen the movie. J It was great. J I accidentally wrote a second review of the book, forgetting that I’d already reviewed it…it was the same in almost all respects. A few things about my overall opinion did change, so I’m pasting it here: I really liked the book. I read it before seeing the movie (and was quite glad I did). I really enjoyed the story in and of itself…riveting. It’s very exciting, and a book I’m glad to own. Definitely read if you want an exhilarating story! Yes, those opening scenes (see above) are absolutely amazing! Wow. **


Eva-Joy said...

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Katelyn said...

I love the movie!

Charity U said...

Eva-Joy, thank you!

Katelyn, me too.