Monday, May 7, 2012

#5 My Father's House - Ben Tanzer

In short, this is a novella about accepting that it's okay to be successful, and it's beautifully written. The book runs a gamut of emotion and there are points that you're angry at the main character, there are sections where you're so sad for him that it hurts, and when you turn the page on chapter 70 to finish the book, you're proud of him and if you've ever thought about writing, you want to go sit down at the computer and start making it happen.

If I can offer any recommendation, it's read this book while you're on the treadmill at the gym. Not only will it keep your mind off the burn, but it'll inspire you to go further, the only thing I can apologize for is the looks you'll get when it's not sweat falling down your cheeks, it's tears.

The book has short chapters, wonderful writing, and it's a roller coaster of emotion. If his other books have half the power of this book, he has a new fan for life. Thank you, Ben.