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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Book Review: The Price

I’m mere minutes away from jumping on my bike and going for a four hour ride, but before I leave I wanted to share the review below with you.

How far would you be willing to go to save the life of someone you love?
I recently read The Price by Alexandra Sokoloff. This was a great book. Intense, heart-wrenching, fast-paced and thought provoking, it had all the elements to make a truly remarkable thriller. Ms. Sokoloff managed to write a truly frightening tale without the use of gore. I recommend The Price to anyone who enjoys reading. No, I didn’t forget to add a genre (or any other word for that matter) on the end of that sentence. There’s something for everyone within these pages.


Boston's Briarwood Medical Center is a bewildering maze of six separate hospitals symbiotically entwined, connected by glass bridges, underground tunnels, indoor and outdoor gardens -- its own self-contained city. But Briarwood, like every hospital, is also a threshold... to the other side.

Idealistic Boston District Attorney Will Sullivan has it all: a beautiful, beloved wife, Joanna; an adorable five-year old daughter, Sydney, and a real shot in the Massachusetts Governor's race. Then Will's life is shattered when Sydney is diagnosed with a malignant, inoperable tumor. Now Will and Joanna are living at Briarwood Hospital, waiting for their daughter to die. Joanna is slowly losing her mind with grief and Will himself starts to question his own sanity. He has begun to see bizarre and inexplicable things around him -- patients disappearing from elevators, monstrous nuns watching from the shadows.

The strange occurrences seem to center around a charismatic counselor named Salk, who befriends Will and talks mysteriously about the power of faith to heal. But when Sydney suddenly, miraculously begins to improve, Will suspects that Joanna has made a terrible bargain to save their daughter's life. Now he must uncover the truth in order to save them all.

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars



At 8:13 AM, Blogger Anny Cook said...

Travel safely James! Excellent review!

At 9:18 AM, Blogger Mona said...

that really sounds like a very interesting tale!

four hours on a mobike. Now that's fun :D I would never allow my son to take that long a ride on his bike seeing our crazy traffic here. In fact I did not allow him to take his bike along! Now that it is sitting here, I think i should learn how to ride! :D

At 4:54 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

Sounds pretty good. Hmmmm

At 6:45 AM, Blogger James Goodman, Author said...

It was a great trip, Anny. And for the most part, I was safe. :D

It really was, Mona. I think you would enjoy it.

Oh, yeah...you should totally learn how to drive his bike. :D

You should check it out, Carrie. :D


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