Friday, January 8, 2010

Joseph Monninger; Eternal on the Water

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket; Original edition (February 16, 2010)
  • Language: English

From the day Cobb and Mary meet kayaking on Maine's Allagash River and fall deeply in love, the two approach life with the same sense of adventure they use to conquer the river's treacherous rapids. But rivers do not let go so easily...and neither does their love. So when Mary's life takes the cruelest turn, she vows to face those rough waters on her own terms and asks Cobb to promise, when the time comes, to help her return to their beloved river for one final journey.

Set against the rugged wilderness of Maine, the exotic islands of Indonesia, the sweeping panoramas of Yellowstone National Park, and the tranquil villages of rural New England, Eternal on the Water is at once heartbreaking and uplifting -- a timeless, beautifully rendered story of true love's power.

My Review

Eternal on the Water was painfully beautiful. Joseph Monninger is an sublime writer. The book flowed even though nothing overly exciting happened. I stayed interested and tuned in through the whole book.
    Jonathan Cobb and Mary Fury were lovable characters. I don't think there was a single character in this book that didn't immediately have a personality you couldn't relate to. Jonathan and Mary's Yeti love was one in a billion. Their journey together was heart-wrenching, joyous and enchanting.  Reading this was almost as a life lesson, but not in a cliche way. I have to admit I was tearful at the end. It's rare that a book brings such strong emotions from me but this hit the spot. I don't recommend this for the faint-hearted. As you can tell from the synopsis it's not going to be an easy ending.  Would I recommend this to everyone who is young, old, sci-fi readers, non-fiction readers etc, ABSOLUTELY!

  Ok so now on to one bad thing... I did have one problem but I can't really talk about it with-out spoiling it. So I wont!  Even with one vice it's a worth while read!

The Book is available for pre-ordering @ Barnes and Noble.
Check out Joseph Moninger's site Here!

I received this ARC through the First Look Club @ Barnes and Noble. My review is my personal opinion alone and of no influence of any kind.


Melissa said...

This sounds soooooo good. I've never even heard of it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention :)

Star Shadow said...

I to am currently reading this for the First Look Club :-) I am about half way through it, and agree with your review whole heartidly

Thanks for the great review!

GMR said...

Hmmm....I'm not certain that this one will make my TBR list (I prefer a little more "happy" in my book ending), but I did enjoy your review! It sounds like the author's writing style could leave you feeling as though you've been there with the characters. Seeing what they see, and feeling what they feel. Thanks for sharing....and happy reading!

Juju at Tales of said...

Ooo this sounds good. I love your review. Something about the cover speaks to me.

Kirthi said...

This sounds amazing, but is it young adult, or adult? I really want to read this! Great review!

Aye.Me? said...

Sounds good, nice review!

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Justine said...

This seems like a lovely read. The cover looks especially nice :)

Nina said...

Great review, it really makes me want to read it! Like some of the other bloggers i never heard of it, so thank you for telling us about the book!