Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

This is the first book written by this author and its written like it is narrator telling the story. Which makes the story seem autobiographical.

The narrator is a guy and he had been doing drugs and driving when he lost comtrol of the car and wrecked. The car caught on fire and burned him pretty badly. He at first thought he was going to die. He was in pain and going through surgery after surgery. As time went on, he had a few visitors. One visitor was Marianne Engel, she was a patient in the hospital and how she even knew he was there was surprising. She started to tell him stories about a past life him and her had.

To him she seemed crazy and was having problems believing certain things she was saying. After she left the hospital she would still visit him. When he was well enough she would bring him huge amounts of food and continue to tell him stories. He was having a hard time trying to figure her out. Also as time went by, she wouldn't come for long periods of time saying she was working. She carved Gargoyles out of stone. She tried to get him to understand that it was like they were calling to him, which just made him think she was even crazier then she seemed.

The narrator was also trying to deal with himself. He wasn't ever going to be the same person he was and many things about him was different. One he could never have sex. He could feel the desire of it but, that was it. Towards the end of the book things start to come together and he finally tells Marianne that he loves her. But, things in thier life will never be quite normal.

Over all, this book was nothing like I've ever read before. It starts fast and continues on with in a pace where you need to know what happens next. It started to grab me from the gut and contintues tell I finished it. Its worth reading if you haven't. Pick it up you might be surprised.

Well, I'm off to start my next book. Remember to try something different or an author that might just surprise you in the long run.

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