Sunday hasn't spoken to anybody other than his priest in years. When the clergyman asks him for a favor, Sunday agrees to help. Driven by a dark secret, superstar Katie wants to end her life, but Sunday provides an alternative escape. Can Katie overcome her past, and will Sunday accept a future without isolation?
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Unwritten is an outstanding read. It is typical of Charles Martin to keep the reader in suspense until the end even though his books aren't necessarily mysteries. I wait expectantly to see what he will give us next.
If a book has Charles Martin as the author, I know I will love it and "Unwritten" confirmed that fact - again!! I loved Father Steady and the strong silent Sunday from the start, but I wasn't sure that I would care about Katie, the outrageously wealthy world famous actress, as much as I ultimately did. Charles draws excellent character illustrations and he has a wonderful ability to get you to emotionally invest in each person and what they bring to the story, whether it be good or bad. In typical Charles Martin style he leaves the ending a little open, with the whole relationship interaction not completely cemented within the pages of his novels which I find intriguing. Great characters, great pacing, visually descriptive, and another story line that makes me wonder how he dreams this stuff up..... already anticipating his next published work..... Keep 'em coming Charles!!
"Unwritten" has an ending that you'd expect. The journey to the end is the unexpected and why this book is so intriguing and captivating. Honest and brutal, the character revelations and confrontations set the course for an excellent and well written novel.
Beautiful prose and intense drama combine to make "Unwritten" one of the most moving stories I have read this year. More than once I found myself brushing away tears as Martin brought to life the wonderful characters of Katie, Steady, and Sunday, characters who have left a permanent imprint upon my mind. Their transformation from places of deep pain and even self-loathing, to ones of hope and healing, is simply mesmerizing to watch. When I first read the back of this book describing the story, I was a bit concerned that the characters would spend so much time in internal introspection that the pace of the story would be slow and plodding. I have never been more wrong! Though there are scenes of heartache and pain, the story unfolds at a perfect pace and kept my attention from start to finish.
"Unwritten" is one of those stories that finds you stopping numerous times to simply sit and soak in the feelings the story is drawing out of you. The writing is so real that you will feel the character's pain, and find yourself questioning along with them why things happen the way they do, why pain and suffering are in the world. You will cry when they cry, smile when they smile, and ultimately walk away from the story a different person.
I thought "Thunder and Rain" would always be my favourite book from Charles Martin, but I'm afraid that now I simply can't make up my mind whether that book or "Unwritten" tops the list for me. In any case, this is a book worth reading, more than once. I highly recommend this book and award it 5 out of 5 stars.
Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher for the purposes of this unbiased review.
I told myself I wasn't going to devour Unwritten the way I'd devoured Charles Martin's other books. I thought I could slow down and savor it, make it last more than a couple of days. I was wrong. Two days, and when I set it down, it was all I could do not to read it again. As always, the writing was mesmerizing. The characters feel like people I'd love to sit down with to enjoy a glass of wine and a chocolate croissant. (I can practically taste the croissant, thanks to Martin's descriptions.) I had no idea where the story was going, and I couldn't have guessed on a bet. As usual, it exceeded my expectations. Another great book by Charles Martin.