01-27-2010 10:01 PM
I posted my review. I want to thank Paul, Rachel and B&N for the First Look Book Club, an excellent idea, and especially to Joe for writing such a great novel and allowing us to so gently delve into the soul of his book.
01-27-2010 10:06 PM
I am thoroughly enjoying this fantastic book!!! I cannot post a full review as I have not finished it, but I am really taken by the characters!
01-28-2010 12:32 AM
I'm glad I was "forced" to read this book. One of the best of 2010 for me (so far).
01-28-2010 09:29 AM
Absolutely Amazing!!! I LOVED this book. It kept my attention and I couldn't put it down. Honestly, I finished the book way before I was supposed too! I would recommend this book to everyone!!!! Thank you for the opportunity to read such a wonderful story.
01-28-2010 11:13 AM
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." Dr. Seuss
01-28-2010 12:56 PM
Posted my review:
Thank you very much for the chance to read this book! I really loved it!
01-28-2010 01:17 PM
Done and done! I loved this novel. It was so beautiful, I could not put it down. I adored Cobb and Mary, and their open and frank love story. So well written for the context as well. Thank you for beautiful work!
Read my full review here.
01-28-2010 02:20 PM
"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. " --John Burroughs
01-28-2010 03:07 PM
Here is my review!!
What a great, amazing book to review!
"A house without books is like a room without windows."--Horace Mann
01-28-2010 03:36 PM
01-28-2010 08:38 PM - edited 01-28-2010 09:10 PM
I really liked Mary and Cobb's relationship. They were true soulmates, and lived and loved life. I was drawn to Mary's quirky humor. I loved the many aspects of nature and animals throughout the book which is good because I love both a lot. I havent read a book lately with so much mention of animals/nature.I really enjoyed visiting places like Indonesia which I probably will never see personally. It allowed me to an armchair traveler. Even though I knew it was coming her death was so sad. I felt like I was there personally. My husband and I were with my Stepmom when she died and I sort of relived that moment which happened almost 8 years ago. Someone earlier had mentioned they didnt like mention of brands. I rather like it when an author does that because it makes the book more real to me, like mentioning real products and real companies. I liked the Q&A part at the end of the book.Probably our group didnt need this so much because we have the author visiting us and we have the opportunity to ask questions, but most readers wont get that chance.
Anyway, I did enjoy reading it, and glad to be one of the first readers.
01-29-2010 12:08 AM
posted on product page.
Posted 01/29/10: Mr Monninger has created a beautiful story that reminds us to live each day to its fullest. He has created unforgettable characters, my particular favorite is the Chungamunga girls. When you are finished reading you will want to take a trip down the Allagash River in hopes of meeting them. I highly recommend this book to all and it is a wonderful book club choice.
01-29-2010 01:22 PM
Thank you Paul and First Look for providing us the opportunity to read and review this ARC.
I wish my review could have been more positive, but unfortunately I was with the minority in that I had to force my way through the story. More than once I put it down.. and I really wish it had been different.
Here is my review on B&N: http://my.barnesandnoble.com/communityportal/revie
Here is my review on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/83496609
01-29-2010 01:30 PM
Eternal on the Water was a totally awesome book. Even though we know the ending it was a joy to experience the love of Mary & Cobb. The nature was fantastic. This book reminded me of my husband and myself and the lake that we live on. I did not want this book to end. Thank you so very much for sharing what is probably the best book I have read in years.
01-29-2010 07:40 PM
Isn't it interesting how different we read. I didn't notice any brand names throughout the book. I'm sure they are there - just didn't hit my horizon.
........ Would have given this book 5 stars, but just way too much naming of brand products - too much commercialism.I