Monday, May 16, 2011
Book Review: Elijah's Coin by Steve O'Brien
Published by (A&N Publishing) on February 1, 2009
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Summary- Elijah's Coin tells the story of Tom, a young man who has suffered a tragic loss and is spiraling out of control. Angry, anti-social, and rapidly descending into a life of crime, Tom seems lost until he encounters the mysterious night watchman Elijah King. With a strange coin Elijah has given him, Tom sets off on a journey of self-discovery. Through coming to know others whose lives were also transformed by meeting Elijah, Tom begins to find himself. Still, he felels desperate to locate Elijah again- a quest that ultimately leads to a shocking discovery.
Part two of the story shows how Tom lives the message he has learned, learns to trust his own instincts, and becomes a mentor to other individuals on the verge of being "lost." A serious conflict between his new values and a thirst for vengeance arises, however, when Tom finds himself face-to-face with the darkest figure from his past....
My Review- Such an inspirational book! It really makes you think about life, and how important it is, and to make it worth your while. It is sort of like a manuel to life. I love how just one man changed so many lifes, and made people come together, to help each other out. It is a really short read, but absolutely amazing!