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The Big Picture
The Big Picture
Author: Douglas Kennedy
What If You Had to Choose Between Your Life and Someone Else's? — Ben Bradford has it all: a beautiful wife and two healthy sons, a big house in an affluent Connecticut suburb, partnership at a prestigious Manhattan law firm. But scratch the surface and you'll find a deeply unhappy man. Not only are Ben's dreams of life as a professio...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780349108896
ISBN-10: 0349108897
Publication Date: 4/23/1998
Pages: 467
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.

4.7 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Time Warner Books UK
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
Members Wishing: 1
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ccwriter avatar reviewed The Big Picture on + 186 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 17
Imagine losing your life as you know it and having to start over under a new identify, in the blink of an eye...and NOT the witness protection program. This is what happens to Ben.
WestofMars avatar reviewed The Big Picture on + 162 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
A fun, fast read that at times is implausible and at times is totally believable. For the dreamer in all of us, who've ever wished we could turn and throw it all away and still have a happy ending.. this book's for us.
reviewed The Big Picture on + 51 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
A fine debut novel. Our hero takes a wild if improbable ride when everything he treasures blows up in his face (figuratively). Suspend your disbelief and just enjoy the twists in Kennedy's plot. The tension builds page-by-page until it's nearly unbearable. Ok, the resolution may be a bit idealistic, but this really is one of those books you can't put down until you reach the last page!
TheLankyYankee avatar reviewed The Big Picture on + 81 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I really enjoyed this novel. I always love when characters are able to drop out of sight and live a new life. I am amazed and chilled at the same time at the ease in which new identification can be bought to begin again.

I especially like that the story is told in the first person. It makes it seem as though the tale truly happened to someone like your best friend.
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myanniecat avatar reviewed The Big Picture on + 218 more book reviews
I loved this book! I love books where the MC's life starts to spin out of control and you don't know what's going to happen. This one was a whirlwind of a book. I enjoy this author and don't know why he isn't more mainstream.


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