Friday, October 11, 2013

One Last Thing Before I Go

Author:  Jonathan Tropper
Published:  2012
Publisher:  Penguin
Pages:  324

Goodreads Summary:
“Mistakes have been made.” Drew Silver has begun to accept that life isn’t going to turn out as he expected. His fleeting fame as the drummer for a one-hit wonder rock band is nearly a decade behind him. His ex-wife is about to marry a terrific guy. And his Princeton-bound teenage daughter Casey has just confided in him that she’s pregnant—because Silver is the one she cares least about letting down.
So when Silver learns that he requires emergency life-saving heart surgery, he makes the radical decision to refuse the operation, choosing instead to spend what time he has left to repair his relationship with Casey, become a better man, and live in the moment—even if that moment isn’t going to last very long. As his exasperated family looks on, Silver grapples with the ultimate question of whether or not his own life is worth saving.

This was my first experience with Jonathon Tropper. I've heard great things about Tropper on many book podcasts. So I finally decided to take the plunge and read one of his books. It was well worth the read. Silver was an interesting main character. Although I didn't identify with him and didn't really sympathize with  him and I wanted him to be a better man and wanted things to work out for him. I wanted him to work his stuff out and figure out how to make his life worth living. I think that takes some talent on an author's part to take a totally unsympathetic main character and make the reader want things to work out for him. I also pulled some really great quotes from this book.


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