Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Point--The Redemption of Oban Ironbout

The Point
The Redemption of Oban Ironbout
Hollie and Goodwin Macbreeze have decided to spend some time away from society at Estillyn Island.  Hollie has been recently diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease which has scared her regarding her future and any chance for future children in their family.  Goodwin when he was a child sketched a picture of a cabin from a photograph for his grandfather which he had entitled “My Cottage Rare”.  He was real certain that this cabin existed on Estillyn Island from remembered conversations with his grandfather, whom he adored.  Hollie had heard that the monks on the Island were doing religious readings daily for Bible studies arranged for those who visited them.  Once on the Island everyone that the couple ran into warned them not to go to the cabin because the owner was crazy and mean and might even try to kill them.  Hollie was properly fearful but Goodwin was undeterred and could think of nothing else but going to the cottage with the picture and talk to the man who lived there about it.  The man was Oban Ironbout.  This book is about how Goodwin and Hollie befriended Mr.  Ironbout and attended the readings making this a most memorable life changing time for all of them.
I liked this book once I got into it.  To begin with the book starts out like a book from the 60’s—going into coffee shops to listen to poems with a few glaring differences this book is about religious readings and the 60’s was most any reading so long as there was the proper sweet smelling smoky haze.  But you need to keep reading the story gets better and much more interesting.  I would read this again for the meaning as well as the interesting way that the story lines weave together.  I thought that though the readings have many interesting points and ways of thinking of scripture passages that are very familiar I don’t think that they are written in as interesting a fashion as the rest of the book though they are an important part of the entire story.  All in all I would recommend it for adult readers.
I received this book from  Handlebar     for this review.

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