Thursday, 24 May 2012

My Review for Fear of Falling.

We take our modern comfortable lives so much for granted, that I can’t imagine what it would be like—or how I would cope if I found myself in the frightening situation faced by Sarah, Matt and their ten year old son John.

One minute they arrive in Ireland from America looking forward to some peace and quiet away from technology. The next they find themselves caught up in a terrifying apocalyptic scenario. To make matters worse Sarah suffers badly from anxiety, and yet as the story unfolds she manages to rise above her fears and finds the strength not only to cope in a world flung back hundreds of years, she also finds the courage and strength to fight for her family and survive in this harsh and dangerous new world.

I really enjoyed Fear of Falling. The author Susan Kiernan-Lewis has written in such a way that the book is a real page turner. I found it exciting, frightening and profoundly disturbing. Possibly, because sadly, I’m quite sure if such a thing should happen now, in actuality—the fragile civilization we all enjoy would very soon disappear, and the scenarios put forth in this book could become a reality.

As I read the book, it was plain to me it was written from a Christian perspective. So why the profanity? Okay, it wasn’t a lot, but it was there. If there’s one word I hate it’s the f…. word! A good author like Kiernan-Lewis blessed with such an imagination shouldn’t need to use such words.

I would have given the book five stars but for that. Had there been more, I would have stopped reading the book.

Nevertheless, for those who enjoy a book that is exciting and a fast read…which at times has you on the edge of your seat. Then Fear of Falling is it!

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