Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Not being one for reading fantasy, vampire novels, horror and science fiction, The Bull Years was exactly what I like - realistic fiction. Realistic Contemporary Fiction. The story is written from the points of view of four well-developed, utterly believable characters. They are brought together by Steve Levine to participate in his 'Life Project.' They have to go back into their past and confront one life-defining night at college which split their friendship and drove them apart. The story covers two decades of their lives, interweaving each character's story together so that you end up with an excellent commentary of a generation.
The last paragraph of the novel was quite poignant. "So never think it’s too late, or that your own life ultimately doesn’t matter. Because who knows? You, all of you reading this Note now, could become the next Bull Personalities for some future generation, just as Steve, Dave, Sophia, and Dave have for us today."
The message is clear. Don't let life's disappointments deter you. There was a reason you were put on this planet.
The Bull Years is available on Amazon as a Kindle book.