Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Wilderness: a Novel

My latest read, The Wilderness, was an interesting combination of enjoyment and frustration. To some degreee it reminded me of The Road by Cormac McCarthy. The writing was very good, but the subject matter was so disturbing that I did not end up feeling good about the overall book. The Wilderness is a look into Jacob Jameson's mind. Jake, an elderly man, is spiraling into Alzheimer's and, as the reader, you are going with him. As Jake struggles to decide what is fact and fiction, you are too. This book very clearly explains the difference between forgeting your keys and slipping into Alzheimer's. While I can't in good conscience recommend this book, I can tell you that it is a read that you will never forget.

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