No one should smile before the sun rises. On the happiness scale, content is about as good as you can get to in these dark hours. I wake early most every morning because content works for me. Since becoming a father of two, this tiny portion of the day is all the me-time I have left. If people were honest, which they mostly aren't, I think they would admit to wanting more time alone. It's 5:47 AM and I'm sitting quietly in the kitchen, where there are no responsibilities, no guilt, and no unmet expectations. Simply silence.
Mitch Pederson, a forty-something executive in the high-tech world, made no allowance for blackmail in his comprehensive plans to ascend to the top of an electronics company. His carefully ordered world quickly unravels into a chaos that threatens everything he cares about. As he puts his life back together he discovers something about himself that is much more than the sum of the parts.
I genuinely enjoyed trying out something different, which I found that with this book, it really made you look at yourself as well as the character. It also gives off vibes such as Scrooge, where he pays more attention to his work than anything else. But this story is completely unrelated to the synopsis of A Christmas Carol. No, this was something much more different, even with the first page that you read, it is completely unique.
On the contrary, in some places I found it quite difficult to understand. I don't know whether that was because of the language that was used, or the amount of words that were fit onto one page. Sometimes I find that if you find a book with too many lines on one page, it can become hugely distracting.
Rating : *** and 1/2
Leo has finally settled down in San Diego, California with his wife of over thirty years. Aside from writing, and engineering (the necessary day job), he enjoys time with his children/grandchildren, running distance races and all things baseball.
" I wife contemporary novels where I stress a character's beliefs to the point of breaking and then i follow along for the ride. My goal is to offer readers a pause in their lives to think about what they believe and why."~ Leo Dufresne