Sunday, September 18, 2016

Last Year's Resolution - Robert Lampros (Review)

Last Year's ResolutionLast Year's Resolution by Robert Lampros
Genres: Fiction, Christian
Publication date: April 25th 2016
Publisher:  Robert Lampros/CreateSpace
Format: ebook, 172 pages
How I got it: From Robert Lampros for an honest review
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My rating: 3/5

Last Year’s Resolution is a novel about Edmund Stovender, a famous author who falls in love with Marie, a journalist who calls him for an interview just before the performance of his hit play. Their lives accelerate through an epic adventure testing their faith, strength, and love for each other, as they discover that their story might pivotally influence the fate of the world.

My thoughts:

This is a short read about Edmund Stovender who is a very famous author and play-writer.  Edmund falls in love with Maria who is a journalist who calls him for an interview, right around the time the apocalypse starts.  The apocalypse follows the outline of the bible and sticks very close with the Bible.

I loved that aspect of religion that is followed in the book.  The author stayed very loyal to the topic and never strayed.  We got a full picture of what was going on in the world and what was going to happen in the end of the book right from the beginning.   The author quoted Bible versus and kept everything in context.   The author also did a great job creating the love story between Edmund and Maria we could see their similarities as well as disagreements in his writing.

I enjoyed Edmund as a character.  He did go through a difficult event as a child, but was able to move passed it through religion.  He also felt his writing was to help people find religion.  I think he was a very strong lead character and had a lot of ideals that he was able to pass along through his writing.  I also think that during difficult periods of time such as an apocalypse people look for outlets and his writing was an important outlet.

Things I didn't really like was the premise that events where only taking place in major cities. The fire storm was taking place in the city, but the country side was safe.  I felt like it went after very highly dense places versus the entire nation or world.  Edmund and Marie where able to escape to Iowa in which the apocalypse was sort of not occurring at the same rate as in other locations.  It was talked about more as a back thought when they were in Iowa, but when they went back to the city it picked up again.  

I suggest this as a nighttime read when you need something to take your mind off the day.  This books deals with religion and the apocalypse as the major topic, but I never felt it was overwhelming to read about and had natural stopping points.  

I received a copy of this book from Robert Lampros for the purpose of providing an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About the Author

Robert Lampros is an author of Christian poetry, essays, and fiction who lives in St. Louis. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. His books include Fits of Tranquility, Illuminating Sidewalks, Om-Bork, Afternoon, Eleven Floors, What Is Sacred, and Last Year’s Resolution.

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