The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Any book that has George Clooney on its cover page has to be good! 🙂

I haven’t seen the movie, but I had heard enough about it to buy the book.  I liked it. Not LOVEd – but just liked it. The plot is simple and quite believable. The trauma, emotional turbulence that goes on inside the mind of a person who realizes that his spouse was cheating on him is heart breaking. To make the matters worse, he can’t vent it out simply because his wife is dying and he is decent enough to value the memories they had built together.

But that is not the only dimension to this story. It is also about a lonely man coming to terms with the fact that he would have to take care of his children all by himself now. Their physical as well as emotional needs are to be considered. At this point, one is reminded of the fact that a mother’s touch is something that can never be replaced, no matter how troubled the relationship is with her children.

I rate it at 3 out of 5 stars

 

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