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Sunday, 30 December 2012

Review #59: Zen Gem- Tom Wright

Title: Zen Gem
Author: Tom Wright
Pages: 230
Rating: 2/5 Stars
Review: I recieved this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I feel that this summary is misleading. To me, it sounds like this book will be about two kids and their stories of hunting for gems. Well that is not the case at all. This book is about the father's stories of gem hunting and the children are maybe mention 4-5 times though out the book. The was not a book for me. After the first 2-3 pages I realized just that and wa demoted to give up. But I pushed myself (very hard) and finished it, with a bit of skimming on my part. This story is written in a journal format. I must say that the book is filled with a ton of information on gems which I retained a little. But at the same time the story sounds like it was narrated by my grade 11 social teacher and I found it hard to stay awake to read it. Even when the main character was clinging to a cliff for dear life I was yawning. Yes I realize there are underlying messages and they are good ones such as don't take anytime that you spend with your family for granted and your children are the real gems, blah, blah, blah.
On the bright side, I found the author to be very intelligent and was very good at giving descriptions to the reader. This saved the book for me.
I really feel like the summary needs to be changed to reflect what the book is really about. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes gems or gem hunting and maybe readers who are big into underlying messages. Don't get me wrong, the book wasn't bad, it just wasn't my cup of tea. Thanks.