October 14, 2010

Review: The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris

Tim Farnsworth is a handsome, healthy man, aging with the grace of a matinee idol. His wife Jane still loves him, and for all its quiet trials, their marriage is still stronger than most. Despite long hours at the office, he remains passionate about his work, and his partnership at a prestigious Manhattan law firm means that the work he does is important. And, even as his daughter Becka retreats behind her guitar, her dreadlocks and her puppy fat, he offers her every one of a father's honest lies about her being the most beautiful girl in the world.

He loves his wife, his family, his work, his home. He loves his kitchen. And then one day he stands up and walks out. And keeps walking.

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This has to be one of the most heart-wrenching books I have ever read.  Throughout the entire book, I felt a strong connection with Tim.  He's probably one of my favorite characters of all time.  I would give this book five stars.

Little Brown & Co.
320 pages

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Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.

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Team JC said...

Now I really want to read this one!!

debbie said...

It sounds like you really liked it. I would love to read it.

Colleen Turner said...

It sounds like like a powerful story and, with the description you give it, how can I now want to read it? It is now on my wishlist!

Mysharona said...

an interestign premise.

Kayla said...

Now I want to know what happens!


Marjorie said...

Your review tells me to read this book for sure.

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Janelle said...

Sounds like a compelling read! Thanks for a terrific review & giveaway.
Best wishes,

Tarah said...

This sounds like a really interesting read!


Anita Yancey said...

I enjoyed your review. Sounds very interesting, and I'd like to read it.


Anonymous said...

I like your strong review!


tallcapp said...

Even if I don't win this, I must read this book. Sounds wonderful. Why did he leave? What happens to him afterward--what happens to his family?

purango said...

It sounds very interesting. I would love to read it. garrettsambo@aol.com