Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Certain Slant of Light - Laura Whitcomb

Today's featured book contains ghosts - though these ghosts are not what we have sensed before -these ghosts attach themselves to hosts, they remind me a little bit of the "shadows" in Season Five of Ghost Whisperer.

                                                         A Certain Slant of Light

                  Review: A Certain Slant of Light - Laura Whitcomb - September 2005

Grabbing this book , I wasn't exactly sure what to expect but as I am about to show you - being a judge by the cover type person isn't all its cracked up to be as sometimes more often than not it can lead us to pick up a book that looks extremely good but fails to amaze you. However , in some aspects overall I was impressed with A Certain Slant of Light as I think this was due to that I had heard nothing about it, so I didn't have any strong expectations of the story.
In a Certain Slant of Light we are presented with a ghostly figure called Helen , whom can't cross over due to the sin or bad things that they had done when they were alive , each"light being" in this novel attaches themselves to a host, somebody that they can be around and often than not they are drawn to hosts that like the same things they do for Helen -she is attached to a literature professor at the University known as Mr. Brown. I quite enjoyed the character of Helen as her passion for literature shines through the story. Helen has gotten quite used to being invisible , so when a student one day can see her -she wants to find out more, as the story goes on it's realised that the boy is actually dead and another light being is inhabiting the body. This causes Helen to reconsider everything she has ever known. Is this the reason she has been on earth for so long , has she found a way to truly let Mr. Brown know she exists ? As the story progresses we see Helen's feelings and emotions shift from Mr. Brown to Billy aka James , can these two light beings be together or will the fact of body inhabiting get in their way?
A Certain slant of Light will be a good read for those who are fans of Ghost Whisperer as whilst reading this book, I found the plot and storyline to have similarities.

1 comment:

  1. I really loved this book. I connected with Helen and liked James a lot. I wasn't expecting all the parts about religion.


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