Genre: General Fiction/Inspirational
Pages: 289 pages
Where I Got It: Borrowed from NYPL - Mid-Manhattan Branch
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When does Richard Paul Evans ever disappoint? His stories are heartbreaking and truthful. He embodies the realest emotions that you can imagine all in a short amount of pages. I could probably read a 5000 page book of his and never blink once. I can't get enough. But enough about my love for the author's works, let's talk about The Walk.
Alan has a great life with his wife and his business. But just in the blink of an eye it all goes away. And he takes his unbelievable walk. He runs into a bunch of people that leave their mark on him and his biggest lesson is yet to be learned.
I found that this was a pretty quick paced read until Alan took his Walk. To be completely truthful with you, I got to about 3/4 of the way through and found it hard to finish. There were just too many new characters and the journey he was taking was so overwhelming, that I couldn't bring myself to read it. But isn't that what Evans has cleverly planned? There are no cut scenes in real life. There's no montage with a calendar quickly flipping pages as it shows our MC Alan walking forward and meeting people in the blink of an eye with clever music in the background. No, this is about as realistic as it gets. Evans has solidified his place as one of my favorite authors of all time.
I highly recommend this and any Richard Paul Evans book to you. This one is heartbreaking, inspiring and bold.
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