Leave It To The Imagination…

Another note that did forget to mention in the first post is that I did not post a #tbt. I plan to do better this week! And if you have any ideas, send them my way! Happy Book It Brunch Sunday!

Waking Lions is written by a female Israeli, Ayelet Gundar – Goshen. Also this was her first novel!

Eitan Green is a talented surgeon, who accidentally hits a man with his car and drives off not knowing what is coming for him in the long run. Through out this book we see how he manages with this choice and the events that follow after.

When this book was picked up. I just knew in my soul how this book was going to play out. Even when reading the description, it gives the whole run down of the plot.  However, the book did not go in the direction that it was hoped to go in. This book gives a very interesting look on consequences. Instead of the general consequence that most people think about. Jail time. The author gives us the emotional and physical consequences that people receive from their wrongdoings? This book gives a different look on how one thing can effect the next even when it is not intended to do so.

One surprising thing about reading this book is the strong dislike for all the characters except one. This fact does not mean that the book was disliked.  That is actually the opposite of what was felt for this book. There is just a personal feeling that the character’s actions were just very upsetting. This is similar to the thoughts about people that are encountered throughout life in reality, and people that are brought up in the media.

When reading the book there was understanding, and empathy for everyone who is somehow involved, however, the choices and and actions that the characters made were just not favorable. It is actually funny because it is a new feeling to have towards characters that the book focuses on.

After reading this book there are a few questions that were developed and left unanswered by the end of the book.

  1. Did the author agree with the actual consequences that the characters faced or did she think that it would be a great way to end the book with a different point of view.
  2. Did the author think that the characters needed to be a little more honest with family, or loved ones about the events that were encountered? Or was that too, an another look at an alternative view?
  3. I don’t want to give too much of a spoiler, but just know that there is a third question burning in my mind!

So, there are some open ended questions that I was left with. Sometimes that’s a good thing because it leaves room for imagination. But based on previous assumption that were set from the beginning, there is doubt that imagination would bring the correct answers. Ha!

Read this book and tell me what you think. It was a great read with a new perspective. That is why we’re here, right? For the perspective. Also if you think you have an answer to my two burning questions please let me know. I am open to anything at this point.

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