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Reservation Road
Reservation Road
Author: John Burnham Schwartz
A cycle of violence and retribution is set in motion as two haunted men are engulfed by the emotions surrounding an unexpected and horrendous death. — Ethan, a respected professor at a small New England college, is wracked by an obsession for revenge that threatens to tear his family apart. Dwight, fleeing his crime yet hoping to get caught, wres...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780307388322
ISBN-10: 0307388328
Publication Date: 9/25/2007
Pages: 384
Edition: Reissue
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  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
This book is in its best form, shattering, you can literally place yourself in the place that these characters are in. It also has incredible emotion and pain about one child and an event that changes 2 couples and families in a beautiful way. Through great pain everyone heals.. I would suggest this book to everyone. I read it in one day I was so involved..
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Helpful Score: 3
I really enjoyed this fast paced, very serious book about loss and revenge. It is raw and real in its emotion, it doesn't take a whole lot of time getting to know people, the emotion is just so real that the characters are simply vessels for the emotion that the author wishes to share. It is very much worth reading. Although the book is a quick read the material will remain long after the book is put away.
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Helpful Score: 1
Comment: * *. A family man stops at a gas station only to see his son killed in a hit-and-run. What follows is a lot ... a lot ... of pondering and moping. He ponders and mopes so do the wife, the remaining daughter, the killer, the killer's wife, and the killer's son. I was waiting for the pet dog to do the same so I could throw the book out the window.

What makes the novel even weaker is the "coincidence" that is presented midway. Then, it's not a question of "how will it end?" but "how quickly ... pleaaase!" as you rush by the unnecessary mind thoughts that add absolutely nothing to the plot. Do not make any reservations for this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this book. The author does a wonderful job catching the personality and depth of each character. I especially like the chapters written as if each character were telling the story. Great read.
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