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Facing the Son, A Novel of Africa Paperback – March 30, 2012
Top Customer Reviews
Matt steps off of the plane and into a corrupt world unlike anything he has ever seen. He is mugged, robbed of his money, passport, and the letter his ex-wife sent for their son. They even took his shoes. He doesn't know who to trust. Then he meets Jean-Louis, the concierge at the hotel. What starts out seeming like help drives him deeper into the corrupt world around him.
This book is so much more than just a good read. In this book you are transported to places you may never see. You are thrown into a world we have only heard exists. You have to ask yourself if you would survive the ordeals the protagonist goes through. You will end up taking a look at all you hold dear, all you value and asking yourself if you have done all that you can for the people you love. You must read this book to see if he finds his son. You must read this book to take a look at the corruptness of a country we know so little about. You must read this book to find yourself.
I will most definitely recommend this book. I was unable to put it down from the minute I started it. It is not a really long book. However, it will grab you and hold you from the first pages. I had not heard of this author but I will most definitely look for more from him.
Published By: M L Rudolph
Age Recommend: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 5
Blog Review For: Great Minds Think Aloud
Facing the Son, A Novel of Africa" by M L Rudoph was really a suspenseful and wonderful read. I really enjoyed being able to feel like I was traveling in Africa along as I was reading....and what a ride! This was definitely one travelers worst nightmares and one I couldn't put down until I had finished with ...'Facing the Son.' This was basically
a story of a father seeking redemption...looking for his estranged son to deliver a letter from his dying mother.
The ex wife (Melanie) of Matt Reiser had stage four lung cancer and her one wish was to have their son, Karl, come to her before she dies....and that meant Matt would have to travel to The Ivory Coast in Africa. Matt Reiser was on a mission in Africa in search for his son...he finds himself in a horrible situation where he is beaten and robbed of everything...down to his passport and even his shoes his was a dropped in a slum....what a horrendous ride....definitely you can see how things did go wrong in this third world country...Africa. Now, how Matt gets out of this mess is really a mystery and lots of suspenseful settings. Reiser is found to be running from not only thugs but government officials...in this urban and rural Africa. There are so many twist that come along in the read. Just who could be trusted? You will just have to pick up this wonderful read to find out how this all turns out.
The author did a wonderful job keeping you on a roller coaster ride until the end. "Facing the Son, A Novel of Africa" was truly a wonderful novel that is well written... with good plots ...and a heart stopper ending! If you are in for some mystery, suspense, drama and adventure then I would recommend "Facing the Son, A Novel of Africa" as a excellent read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a fast paced book. It gave you a great feel for Africa and it's people. I couldn't put it down.Published 13 months ago by Pleasanton man
A universal story of the consequences of the selfish decisions we make and the sacrifices we are required experience to undo the the hurt and pain we have caused to those we love. Read morePublished on July 24, 2014 by Cat Mommy
Very good. Enjoyed this book very much. Heart warming yet eye opening novel. I would read it again. Worth readingPublished on June 23, 2014 by CBH
Good story but too wordy on characters' personalities. Could have had so much more fun giving the money. An opportunity was missed. Strayed from the main interest storyline.Published on May 22, 2014 by BrickG
I did enjoy the story line however but a little hard to read at times as it was rather unbelievable.Published on March 4, 2014 by Elizabeth
The book was a fast reader, but not terribly inspiring. OK to pass the time away. It was a free book.Published on February 18, 2014 by Ron Gort
An ordinary guy on and extraordinary mission made for an interesting read. Great character development, which made me like or hate a character depending on events. Read morePublished on August 11, 2013 by B. Sisk
This book had great descriptions of Africa, I really felt like I could see the people and places. On the other hand some of the descriptions and scenes were long and drawn out.Published on February 18, 2013 by Hjcarrell