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Monday, September 17, 2012
NEW REVIEW: Nick Lake - In Darkness
Nick Lake - In Darkness - Available Now! - 3.5 out of 5 books -
In Darkness tells the story of a young thug named Shorty who’s recovering from a gunshot wound in a local hospital. When a devastating
earthquake hits Haiti, Shorty finds himself buried under the ruins of the
former hospital. All he has left… is his will to live.
I wasn’t sure if I could get through this book without
shedding a few tears. We all have seen the aftermath of an earthquake while
watching the news, but you can never truly experience the true effect of it unless you lived through it.
Nick Lake does an extraordinary job of capturing moments of
Shorty’s life trapped in the rubble. In the beginning of the book, I felt
myself grasping for air as though I was trapped with Shorty. While he was trapped in the ruins, he finds
himself dreaming of Toussaint L’Ouverture, a former slave who led the
revolution of Haiti. I didn’t particularly care for the back and forth between
Shorty & Toussaint life, but once I realized the connection between the two
characters, it became an easier read. In Darkness is a powerful read. I would definitely recommend