Sunday, June 29, 2008

Book Review: The Miracle Letters of T. Rimberg

The Miracle Letters of T. Rimberg
By: Geoff Herbach
Review by: Lauren
Copy from: The Page Flipper (which, sadly, is no longer...)


T. Rimberg is ready to commit suicide. He was married. Had two kids. Cheated on wife. Divorced. What else can he do with his life...?
Until a package comes in the mail containing a lot of money from the father who left when he was still a kid. It's an inheritance...but all the notes are dated for the future. So is he dead? Alive? And where to go from here?
With Cranberry, a kid kicked out of his house, T. heads off to Europe. He keeps his intention to kill himself, but finds that having a purpose in your life often changes plans.

This book was told mostly through letters and journal entries, giving a unique take on an already unique story. T. Rimberg writes everyone from his brother to his dad to Aunt Jemima. Spread out between the letters is a conversation being held between T. and a priest who seems to believe T. created a miracle. The book, however, only gives you T.'s responses and nothing else.

The Miracle Letters had interested me for awhile and I was definitely excited to read the book, but I was quite surprised by all the historical elements in the novel, but it was a welcome surprise. Herbach writes about families being connected from far away and that life is never exactly what it seems to be at any given moment.

I recommend for older teens and adults.

3 comments:

Elainareads said...

This book sounds great. Awesome review, I'm going to have to check this book out.

=D

Amanda said...

Lauren,

I received the comment on my post that you had emailed me, but I never received anything. Want to give it another try?

Amanda

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Elaina: Thanks! Definitely. I had wanted to read it for forever but it was so much then I thought it was going to be...in a good way! :)

Amanda: Sure thing! I'll do that in second!!

-Lauren