Saturday, December 17, 2011

Review: Wonders Never Cease by Tim Downs

Book Description via Goodreads:

Paperback, 320 pages
May 11, 2010, Thomas Nelson

"It's true what they say, you know: If you talk to God, you're religious; but if you hear from God, you're schizophrenic." 

When a car accident leaves a famous movie star in a coma, nurse Kemp McAvoy thinks he has found his ticket to the life he's always wanted. As a med school dropout who was on his way to becoming an anesthesiologist, Kemp has the knowledge to carry off the crazy plan he concocts: adjust the star's medication each night and pretend to be a heavenly visitor giving her messages. He recruits her agent and a down-and-out publisher to make sure the messages will become the next spiritual bestseller and make them all rich. But his girlfriend's daughter, Leah, keeps telling people that she is seeing angels, and her mother and her teachers are all afraid that something is wrong. Before it's all over, they'll all learn a few things about angels, love, and hope.

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My Thoughts:

In Wonders Never Cease, Kemp comes up with an idea that will make him filthy rich without trying too hard. Leah, the daughter of his live-in partner told people that she’s been seeing angels. Kemp gets his idea from Leah. He pretended to be an angel. I’ve encountered the same concept of someone being able to see angels or ghosts. Usually, people assume that the certain person is crazy. But that’s not always the case.

Wonders Never Cease was the kind of novel that holds the interest of people. It is a mixture of light realistic fiction, a dash of crazy, a bit of drama and a cast of likable characters. It reminded me of the typical television show. The plot was the kind that had a familiar quality to it but at the same time the author managed to inject life into this novel. So that it remained entertaining. I liked the humor and the familiar-quality of this novel. It was light enough that I could enjoy but not too light that I feel uncomfortable. It was predictable at some point. From the beginning, we knew what would happen to the bad guy but what intrigued me was what happened in between.


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