Book Reviews of Mortal Memory

Mortal Memory
Mortal Memory
Author: Thomas H. Cook
ISBN-13: 9780399138294
ISBN-10: 0399138293
Publication Date: 4/21/1993
Pages: 285
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group (T)
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
I am not really a fan of this book. Ok, I hated it! I forced myself to get through the first 200 or so pages of "my life is so boring and no one's life amounts to anything and why are we all here?" hoping for a big pay off at the end. It never came. It just got worse. There was a last minute twist but by then I really didn't care and the open ending royally sucked. I'm off to try to find a book by this author I enjoy!
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Helpful Score: 3
I really did not enjoy this one. It started with the end and went nowhere... The last chapter was good though.
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Helpful Score: 1
Tried my best but I could not get into reading this whole book!!! That is a first for me since I normally try to force my way thru a book even if it doesn't get better.....this one I skimmed real quick just to pick up on the ending! Don't recommend this one....sorry!
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I didn't care for this at all, I can always tell about 110-150 into a book if I can finish it and this is a no-brainer, meaning it is slow, draggy and characters are not likable, so it didn't take long to just flip to the back to get the ending.
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One rainy night, when he was nine years old, Steve Farris returns home from school to discover that his father had murdered his mother and his teenage brother and sister; then he had waited two hours for Steve before finally vanishing, as far as anyone knows, off the face of the earth.

Now forty-four and a family man himself, Steve has coped with the horror of his childhood mainly by not dealing with it. But one day a woman comes into his life who is writing a book on men who kill their families. She takes him back over the decades, prodding his memory, furnishing new evidence, retracing the murderous steps his father took that day and the weeks before, until the past behings to come alive, to furnish a host of unexpected twists--and to have devasting consequences for the present. For Steve and his family, it beocmes harrowingly clear: Memories, too, can kill.