Monday, August 18, 2014

Book Review ~ An American Resurrection by Scott Thomas Campbell

An American Resurrection
by Scott Thomas Campbell

Teetering on the edge of suicide, Peter Cameron sets out on one final journey with the simplest of goals: he will plant a tree. Unfortunately, even the simplest objectives can be muddled by the unpredictable hazards of life and along the way Cameron finds himself caught up in a scandal that he alone must fix. In the end, Pete must come to terms with the beautiful insignificance of his life if he hopes to leave this world on good terms. "An American Resurrection" is a story about failure, redemption and a reminder that life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.

 My Thoughts
I’m not going to lie.  This was a difficult book to read.  It was not difficult because of poor writing – in fact, this book was extremely well written and the author is a magnificent story-teller.  The subject matter is what I found difficult - but life is difficult and doesn't always go according to plan – so I continued reading.  I am glad that I did, because a funny thing happened as I continued on the journey with Peter Cameron and his quest to plant a tree.  I became thoroughly engrossed in the story – turning each page to find out more and praying for a happy ending or at least a less tragic one.  Mr. Campbell managed to yank me out of comfort zone and place me firmly in his story and I found myself enjoying the experience. This book will make you think about life and everything in between, and after the last page is read, you might just appreciate the small things in life and realize that maybe stopping to smell the roses every once in a while might not be such a bad idea.

This book will not be for everyone, but it is one that I recommend that everyone read.  Once you start, I promise you that you will not be able to put it down.

My rating:  4 out of 5 stars

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About the Author
Writing for as long as I can remember, I have had my screenplays represented and optioned by a major Hollywood producer/manager. I have currently written seven feature-length screenplays, one of which was a finalist at the Nashville Film Festival. 

I currently have two novels completed. My first novel, "An American Resurrection," has received strong reviews and my second novel, "The Sandbox Kids," will be available by the end of September. (Both available on Amazon)

In the past, I have written advertising copy for a major advertising agency and broadcast copy for the local ABC and FOX affiliates.

I am currently teaching English at San Marcos High School. My wife, Christy, is a first grade teacher and I have two sons-Liam (5) and Blake (2).

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