Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Falling Away --- A book review

The Falling Away by T.L. Hines

The Falling Away draws us into the life of Dylan Runs Ahead, a member of Montana's Crow Indian tribe, after returning home from serving in Iraq disarming IED's.  He is running, as his name suggests, but not ahead.  He is running away - from his family, his people, his past... and himself.  As Dylan searches for a reason to continue living, he is befriended by others who are trying to persuade him to their chosen path for him.  Will he follow this true calling, or will the evil one draw him into the depths of depravity.

From the first chapter, I was drawn into the story of Dylan Runs Ahead.  What was he going to do?  Where was he going?  Would he get help with his addiction?  Why did he feel responsible?

When the author introduces the other main characters, I had trouble following who they were and the part they had in the story.  As I read, the chapters switched back and forth, sometimes to different characters, but also in time and space - past and present. I also kept trying to find the Christian theme.  Near the end of the book, both the Christian theme and the main characters parts became clearer. 

I give this book a rating of 3 out of 5.  I enjoyed the story, but it was not always clear as to the time, place, etc.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com <http://booksneeze.com/> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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