Bequest

Bequest

Book - 2006
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Ian Thomas is beloved around the world as the singer/songwriter of such smash hits as 'Painted Ladies', 'Hold On', and 'Right Before Your Eyes'. Now the creative force that gave us so many classic hit songs has turned to novel writing -- and what a novel: 'Bequest' tells the story of a Canadian-American university professor beset with visions of dire things past, present and future; of death and tragedy and dark secrets hidden in the American countryside. Filled with touches of humour and personal observations on the human condition, 'Bequest' also features a ruthless waste management firm that finds toxic garbage is gold and no amount of environmental damage or loss of life is too high a price to pay for massive profits. Thomas breathes life into his characters and keeps our heart rates soaring as he skilfully takes the plot through unexpected twists and turns and masterfully builds tension to the breaking point.
Publisher: Hamilton, Ont. : Manor House Pub., 2006.
ISBN: 9780978107017
0978107012
Branch Call Number: THO
Characteristics: 288 pages ; 23 cm

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MeReneG
Nov 10, 2011

I am slowly learning an unwavering sense of hope and love that I believe is the ultimate gift my father left to me.. his true bequest. [Closing]

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MeReneG
Nov 10, 2011

... another funeral ... a pain known to millions over thousands of years, didn't diminish the importance of his own experience, it simply marked a significant point of the journey that connected one and all to each other and infinity. [Ch 30]

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MeReneG
Nov 10, 2011

[George] longed for that place and time. He longed for the days when his father's existence in the world helped hold up his floor, his security. It was a new world now and one he had to get on with. He needed to hew a few timbers to shore up a new reality. [Ch 30]

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MeReneG
Nov 10, 2011

Loving, like knowing, George understood, was a non-static term, a work in progress, a never-ending process altered by the constant influx of new information. [Ch. 29]

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MeReneG
Nov 10, 2011

Ben Peroni thrived in the wake of consumerism, the backbone of the economic paradigm. So long as people kept consuming products designed not to last in order to keep the machine rolling. Benito knew he had a business fed by a trail of waste, the ultimate renewable resource. ... Waste was the New World. [Ch. 20]

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MeReneG
Oct 30, 2011

...he was often embarrassed to say he was an American, dismayed at the myopia of an America that was going to presumptuously save the world from its own evolution by righteously exporting its values while the marine choir hummed... to spread freedom by depriving other countries of the freedom to find their own way. [Ch.2]

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MeReneG
Oct 30, 2011

Canadians... were an odd bunch, hard to define in their moderation... like Australians without the sense of adventure, Americans without the ammo and nationalism or Brits without their aristocracy and bad dental plans. [Ch.2]

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MeReneG
Nov 11, 2011

Very good, captivating read with lots of intrigue and action -- all interspersed with commentary/observations on everything from ethics and morality to life, sex, and politics. Interesting characters dealing with timely issues (pollution, corporate greed, organized crime, etc.). // My only quibble is with lapses in copy editing that yielded annoying errors in spelling and (primarily) punctuation.

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