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My Name is David Cole Paperback – April 7, 2010
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The beginning of the journey is a no-holds barred depiction of an abusive childhood. As a reader, I felt like my head was being held underwater experiencing the pain of David Cole, but then the author pulls you back out and as you gasp for breath, you head straight into a lighter moment of childhood friends, Sox games, girls, or Wiffle Ball. The author reminds you that not every single moment can be bad, or good, and you get to experience both along with his main character. You experience the psychological roller-coaster of thinking that the bad times are fading, perhaps all will be better, and then, sadly, it is not. But then, for a while, it gets better again. This seems like a very realistic abuse pattern and a true testament to a child's ability to continue to hope for the best and the power within to recover.
As a young adult, you'll want to high five him for a chapter or two of good old fashioned debauchery that should be a rite of passage for everyone (pity, David's experiences in this section are fantasies to most of us).
Then reach for your black clothes and plunge headlong into a period of depression, surprisingly, after the worst of it is over. But this also seems realistic that after the storm has passed, and you survey the damage, that you truly take it all in.
Sprinkled throughout the childhood to early adulthood period of this book are spiritual contemplations, conversations, visions and most likely hallucinations.Read more ›
I had the honor and privilege to meet Jon Souza on my day job, and had the opportunity to talk to him about this book, before I read it, but this was an unexpected treat. I had cry, jump, get exited and visit wonderful places while reading this book, I honestly had a blast, and was sad that it ends.
The Book tell you the story of David Cole (I think you can guess that by the tittle), the story has romance, adventure, sadness, parts that are hard to read, because they are so sad, intense and controversial, but all done in a great narrative. I am one of those people that run from Religion and Politics, books and discussions, but I was impressed on how well this book handle the religion topic, I actually find that the perspective was really well done, without a doubt will open your eyes, and make you reflect.
This is not a fast read, because will make you stop, think, and continue reading, but not once, during the time I read the book, I wish I had not began reading it, I wish I had more time to read more.
After I finish my book, I sent a couple of copies to friends, and I hope Jon write the a second book, I will be there to buy it a soon as is available. I also wish him the fame and success of Sheldom Kramer, only the success.
(this review was also published on my blog: [...]
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed the ride that author Jon Souza took me on through the world of David Cole.Published 17 months ago by Peg Holzemer
I have never read a book like this! Through the authors descriptive writings I felt David Coles every emotion. I could imagine each place he wrote about. Read morePublished on May 7, 2011 by N. Adams
My Name is David Cole, by Jon and Kris Souza is intense, sad, intriguing, thought provoking and more. I wish I could tell you more. Read morePublished on January 16, 2011 by Douglas N. Petersen
As other reviews have said it is a remarkable journey. The writing moves at a good pace throughout the journey. Never does it stall. Read morePublished on December 5, 2010 by Big Bad Bear
My Name Is David Cole by Jon Souza is an epic story with a multi-themed plot. The Main Character's struggle with his past and having to face his own destiny leads the reader along... Read morePublished on October 7, 2010 by Rose Cotter
I am not a book critic. It was a good read and I was engaged all the way through.Published on August 30, 2010 by T-Rox
I have to say this is a great read, really engaging. I didn't want to put it down. It opened my eyes, and made me question my faith and think about exploring faith more.Published on August 15, 2010 by Patricia J. Mason
I'm not what you would call an avid reader by any stretch but I loved this book! It was well written and very engaging. Read morePublished on July 26, 2010 by Deanna H