Out of all the books that I have read in my life, I would have to say that this was by far the most emotionally intense book that I have read. I felt so involved in the story and just knowing that this all happened, moved me to tears many times. I think this should be the first book by Nicholas Sparks that anyone reads as it gives the readers a good idea of how he came to writing the books that he had previously. Very well written and my favorite book to date of his.
I had not read any of the fiction of Nicholas Sparks but I found this book to be compelling. It is the account of a trip taken by brothers --skipping around the world in three weeks, interspersed with stories of their growing up. Micah Sparks is listed as a co-author but the voice is that of Nicholas Sparks. Well worth reading.
I absolutely loved this! If you are a Nicholas Sparks fan, this will give you a great background on his family life, how he grew up, his wife, his children etc. It just makes me want to read more of his books. I thought the way he described the places he saw in Egypt were just fantastic. It really made you want to take the same trip just to see it for yourself.
Quite an in-depth look at how Nicholas Sparks lives his life, and how very much he cares for his family. Written as an interaction with his brother on a "Journey to the Lands of Sky Worshippers." I really enjoyed this book.
"Three Weeks with My Brother" is different from the other Sparks' books that I've read. However, it was very enlightening to learn something about an author whose work I've always enjoyed.
The thirty-something Sparks brothers, living on opposite coasts decide to embark on a three-week journey across the world. Their trip encompasses places like Machu Pichu and Easter Island, opportunities which would be a crime to pass up. When else in their lives will they ever see such mythical places?
As their trip begins, the brothers also begin to reminisce about their lives up to that point. Growing up in poverty, with unusual parents, life was nonetheless pretty good until the untimely deaths of their mother and younger sister Dana. These events caused Nicholas to bury himself in work and family, whereas Micah simply lost all faith in religion, despite his wife's urging. Nicholas took the first step toward recovering his old sense of self by embarking on the trip; now, he feels, Micah should also make an effort toward filling in his own missing pieces.