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Book of Days: A Novel Paperback – January 1, 2011
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About the Author
James L. Rubart is a professional marketer, speaker, and writer. He serves on the board of the Northwest Christian Writers Association and lives with his wife and sons in Seattle, Washington.
Top Customer Reviews
Cameron Vaux's losing his mind. Each day it feels like his memories are slipping farther and farther away. In a desperate effort to restore them and avoid the end his father faced, he makes a desperate bid to find the Book of Days, a mysterious volume that both his father and his wife made him promise to find before they died. The search takes him to a small town in Oregon that is filled with secrets and hidden agendas. If his plight weren't so desperate, it would be easy to give up but he can't.
He is helped on his search by his reluctant friend Ann Bannister, who has her own reasons for being in town. And her presence adds a touch of romance to the book.
The plot hurtles through twists just like a rock climber who's slipped in their climb. The result is a book that I thoroughly enjoyed and couldn't put down. One aspect that I loved the most is that I did not identify the person behind the suspense thread. In many books lately, I've been able to do that, so it was a welcome relief to have a book that surprised me at the end. This book is perfect for those who like suspense with a twist. This time that twist is what if people thought the book of days really existed...here on earth?
About the book:
Cameron Vaux's mind is slipping. Memories of his wife, killed two years earlier, are vanishing, just as his dying father said they would. So Cameron goes on a quest to find "the book with all the days in it" that both his father and his wife had mentioned to him. He enlists the help of his late wife Jessie's best friend, Ann, an investigative reporter who believes the book is a farce, but in spite of herself is drawn into the search. It quickly becomes apparent that others with evil motivations are also searching for this mysterious book, and are even willing to kill for it.
I wanted to like this book. I enjoyed the writing and felt that the characters were well-developed and believable. But the plot? Not so much. It did keep my attention with many twists and turns...I can see that Mr. Rubart doesn't write the type of mystery that you have figured out after reading the first couple of chapters. But the entire premise was just, well, strange. An actual mysterious "book" written by God with all the days of our lives written in it? Maybe so, but not where we can physically locate it. I appreciated the point Mr. Rubart was trying to make...that God does "keep all our days"...but I just didn't enjoy the plotline he used to attempt to communicate that. Still, I felt that the book was well-written and the characters were likable. I wouldn't mind reading more by Mr. Rubart in the future.
Book of Days releases January 1, 2011.
Julie Gwinn at B&H Publishing provided my advance copy, but all opinions are my own.
Both his dad and Jessie had spoken of something they'd seen in the Oregon mountains, a book that showed the future and the past. A book, his dad said, that contained all one's days. Before he died, he told Cameron it would cure him of his memory loss, if only he could find it.
Eight years later, Cameron is desperate enough to go on a wild goose chase to Three Peaks, Oregon. He invites Jessie's best friend, Ann, to come along. Together they search the town and the area for information about the Book of Days. A cult has sprung up here worshiping the mythical book-or is it real? One man, Taylor Stone, seems to hold the key. But he's not talking.
I couldn't figure out why Cameron asked Ann on this journey, or why she came, since the two had never gotten along in the past. Still, she has her uses as a climbing companion, lock picker, and romantic interest. Even with that question in mind, I enjoyed following Cameron and Ann's adventures as they tracked the rumors about the book and deliberated whether it was all a New Age hoax or a carefully guarded secret of truth. As with his previous book, Rooms, Rubart rides the line between a contemporary novel and speculative.
The concept for Book of Days comes from Psalm 139:16-"Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be." The author shares what a comfort this verse was to him when Alzheimers claimed his own dad. His dad's memories weren't gone completely-God still knew where they were and had recorded them in his book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Once again I was drawn in by this author. The story line was fresh and the twists and turns added to the drive to keep readingPublished 3 months ago by Rockzie
Rupart has a amazing way to keep you involved and to show you through the story what life is really about. Read morePublished 5 months ago by marcia
I have also read other mysteries by this author and I have enjoyed every one. His premise is always intriguing and the stories are just plain entertaining. Read morePublished 6 months ago by E. Hoogland
James Rubart does a great job of having you think what if? This one was hard to put down. May Jesus Bless you!!!Published 7 months ago by mythought
This book is a good allegory about us,the future, and our purpose in the future. I am so excited for what the rest of God's plan is for me!Published 7 months ago by Joy Mason
it's a great classic! well written and no dead parts.. got it for a very low price. been reading this for days and I must say that it's slowly absorbed by my subconscious mind.Published 8 months ago by John
Even though it is a work of fiction this book inspires hope. It also help the reader to realize that there is plan and a purpose to our lives.Published 10 months ago by Redgrama