- File Size: 1009 KB
- Print Length: 236 pages
- Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing (September 10, 2013)
- Publication Date: September 10, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00F3O9G4Y
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,558,380 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Roz, the female main character, is someone I'd love to know. I empathize with her, because I'm also the kind of person who feels responsible for any life form - plant, animal or lichen - in my vicinity, but also resents feeling that way. As for Bob... I don't believe in ghosts, but I believe in Bob and would like it if Clive could assign him to me. I'm sure I need something sorted out that a ghost could help with.
The witty repartee between Roz and Bob and the way their relationship developed and changed kept me reading right through til the end, even though it was 2 in the morning before I finished the book. Roz's sisters and her "maybe" love interest, David, were also well-drawn and fully developed human beings. Add in almost no typos or grammatical errors and you have a book that had me sighing because it was over when I read the last line.
As Roz struggles to get control of her life during hard financial times and questions the path she's taken and is taking, it's easy to identify with her if you're a woman of a certain age, as I am. Moving on from divorce and job loss is harder when you're not sure if you've made a move to the right place, or even if you can support yourself with the job skills you have. Roz's inner dialogue is both funny and touching at times as she says things to herself that we've all said to ourselves at some point in our life path.
R. Murphy, whoever you are, please tell us that you're writing another Roz and Bob book or any book, for that matter. Better yet, tell me that you've already written a slew of books under another name and you'll have a very happy customer. I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a good story, because R. Murphy is definitely one of those gifted writers who is also a very talented story teller.
For those who care, there are no sex scenes in this book and the only language that might offend someone -that I can remember - is the use of the word "frickin", although in Maine where I live, that's a word that everyone from tots to nonagenarians use, especially when the blackflies arrive.
Bob at the Lake was a book that I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to read a light and funny story about a woman and her ghost. There are many qualities about this book that made me love it! There is paragraph in particular in this book that I will never forget... It is quite possibly has become one of my favorite analogies. It has to do with unpacking and making frosting... It's so unique and I had never thought about it before but it's so true! The only complaint about this book that I have is that I wanted to read more! I would love to find out what else happens after this book ends. I look forward to reading more from Ms. Murphy!
Honestly this is a good read, its light and profound. Some great analogies. Roz' familial relationships are well drawn. The day to day description of her home and home/work life are spot on and interesting. Is it too tidy having David just up the street? Well, this is a book about a ghost afterall! I'm looking forward to part two. Hurry up.
(Full disclosure: I am acquainted with the author.)
I found this book to be a delightful escape from my stressful everyday life and I eagerly look forward to book two to see how things progress...will Roz and David become a couple?, will Bob become a player?, will Roz stay at the lovely yet isolated Crooked Lake home? I loved this book; it was a very enjoyable reading experience.
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