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Book Title: Changing Tides|
The author of the book: Michael Thomas Ford
Date of issue: September 1st 2007
ISBN 13: 9780758210593
Format files: PDF
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Has it ever happen to you- you got a notification that someone liked your review and your first thought was - "It has to be a mistake! I have never read a book with this title!" Of course you have. But you have already forgot. Because it was nothing special in this book that could make you remember it weeks later.
Michael Thomas Ford writes books I won't forget. They are memorable. I love everything of this authors I've read before and this book didn't disappoint me either.
I like books with a multilayered plot: when different stories are told in parallel with the main story line, multi-facetted stories that at first sight do not seem to be connected, but the more you read the more you're aware of how deeply intertwined they're with each other.
Changing Tides is one of those books, and I enormously enjoyed it. At the beginning it reminded me of The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. Caddie's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father Ben Ransome, a marine biologist, who always seemed to understand sea creatures better than human beings, moved from LA to Monterey, California. Nine years later her mother, who couldn't deal with Caddie's anger and her teen age rebellion, decides it would be in everyone's best interest if her 16 years old daughter spent the summer with her father in Monterey.
Hudson Jones, a graduate student, who believes he's found a lost John Steinbeck novel called Changing Tides comes to Monterey for a summer to hunt out evidence that it's a Steinbeck's original script and to find the answer to the most important question – was it more than just a friendship between John Steinbeck and his best friend Edd Ricketts, a marine biologist? And so we have more than one main stories: a father/daughter relationship(can they re-build their trust and make up for lost time?) , John Steinbeck/Edd Ricketts friendship(was it more in their relationship?), Ben/Hudson or is it Ben/Ben(there are things he has to know about himself and accept them to get to know happiness. At last.).
A summery: This summer will become decisive for all protagonists.
The story is told from the views of those three characters, in change:
we have Caddie's view, Ben's and Hudson's. And as a bonus a story, from the lost novel Changing Tides.
I listened to this book, and I bought the next MTF book as an audio edition when I was half through it and saw that Blake Somerset narrated all of MTF's books. He did a great job.
Maybe for some readers the pace of telling will be a bit too slow, and I agree, that it's not a rush read, the author takes time for many details and for intern monologues, but I don't want to miss a single sentence in this book. I smelled the sea salt, I admired an amazing underwater world, I lived through all emotions and felt it sooo soo real, soo close!.. Now I want to learn scuba diving and I'd like to re-read John Steinbeck's Cannery Row and for sure I'll read more of Michael Thomas Ford.
I know that I've remembered this book for a long long time.
It is not a OMG, it was hot kind of book, but OMG, what for a wonderful prose book.
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Read information about the authorMichael Thomas Ford is the author of more than fifty books, for both young readers and adults, in genres ranging from humor to horror, literary fiction to nonfiction. As a writer for young adults he is the author of the popular "Circle of Three" series (writing as Isobel Bird); nonfiction books about spirituality (Paths of Faith), the AIDS crisis (Voices of AIDS), and the gay community (The World Out There and Speaking Out); and the novels Suicide Notes and Z (forthcoming in 2010).
His work for adult readers includes the best-selling novels Last Summer, Looking for It, Full Circle, Changing Tides, and What We Remember, and Jane Bites Back. His work has been nominated for 12 Lambda Literary Awards, twice winning for Best Humor Book, twice for Best Romance Novel, and most recently for Gay Men's Mystery. He was also nominated for a Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Award (for his novel The Dollhouse That Time Forgot) and a Gaylactic Spectrum Award (for his short story "Night of the Werepuss").
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