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[Lenore Skomal] Bluff AUTHOR Lenore Skomal [unfinished Book] Epub

Lenore Skomal ß 4 review

Aten to reveal everyone's deceptions even her own Bluff offers a sensitive look at essential uestions such as the value of human life the consciousness of those in a coma and the morality of terminating life support At the core is the story of a tragically misunderstood woman who finds peace acceptance understanding and even love on her deathbed. This book was interesting The thing I didn t like about it was that there was very little storyline Most of the book was background information on the characters some of which was unnecessary I thought For instance the secretary at Paul Williams law office Too much detail about her as she wasn t an important character at all I wish there had been a little action but I guess that is hard to do when your main character is in a permanent vegetative state I really did like the chapters that were written from Jude s perspective I could have used even of those Overall I thought it was worth the read I would have liked to know what happened after the ending but I think the author is planning to do a seuel

review Bluff AUTHOR Lenore Skomal

Bluff AUTHOR Lenore Skomal

By into this world Only she knows the circumstances surrounding her mysterious fall off the bluff that landed her in the hospital being kept alive by medical intervention Only she knows who the father of her baby is In this poignantly crafted literary novel the mystery unfolds and the suspense builds as the conseuences of Jude’s decisions thre. Mighty Bluff offers a stunning view of life and deathIn her author s profile Lenore Skomal says she wants you to eat her books and gobble I surely did as I read her latest book Bluff This intriguing novel will keep you on the edge until the very last sentence Skomal is a master at the cliff hanger or shall I say bluff hanger I finished each chapter only to be left begging for the next Word to the wise Don t deprive yourself of the thrill of getting to the end by skipping ahead or you ll miss the intricacies of the plot and the depth of the superbly crafted and complex charactersSkomal s non apologetic portrayals of those characters are sometimes unflattering but they do allow for empathy Unlike in real life we are privy to each character s inner most thoughts which allows us to best understand the motives behind the behaviors At the heart of the story is Jude five months pregnant and left in a vegetative state following a tragic fall from the steep bluff behind her house She is kept alive only to bring her baby to term fully cognizant of conversations around her but without a means to communicate Frances Jude s best and only friend suffers at her bedside full of uestions but no answers to the mystery of what happened and why Frances too has secrets as does her lawyer Paul and his wife Mary Shannon Jude s primary nurse who finds an unlikely confidant in her dying patient Jude s alcoholic mother Gay torments her from the grave while her estranged sister April returns home after twenty years to tie up loose endsSkomal jumps suarely into some of the tough uestions pertaining to life and death She examines relationship dynamics the ethics of choices and how actions can intentional or not ultimately affect others This is an intelligent read the pages fly by but the impact of the story continues long after the final scene

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To the medical world I was a host body surviving only to bring a new life into the world And while I wanted to die than anything in the world I never wanted this No I never wanted to cease to exist This was the worst death of all”Jude Black lives in that in between twilight place teetering on death but clinging to life in order to bring her ba. Blog Tour Stop Oct 3Review of The BluffReviewed for Full Moon Bites Blog Tours Oct 3 2012An inescapable reader s hook immediately yanks the reader into this fast paced engrossing novel never letting go While we ponder the unfolding story of Jude from both within and without we read with heart in mouth and pulse pounding demanding answers to the uestions What happened Why Who was involved What about her condition of pregnancy Who will win the role of health advocate for Jude Will she live Will she die What are the secrets other characters are concealingThe story opens with a young woman battered and broken in the ER of St Michael s Medical Center She has fallen inexplicably in a snowstorm from a bluff near her lakeside cottage No one knows how or why and the identity of the individual who called 911 about her fall is unknown Was it accident Attempted suicide Attempted manslaughter Did the secretive Jude jump or fall or did someone decide to silence her permanentlyWrapped within this mystery tautly intertwined are essential ponderings where should life end Is that decision in the hands of medical personnel or family and friends or a Deity Who decides Is it right to keep a brain dead woman on life support to save the life of the fetus Author Lenore Skomal examines bioethicism with a keen eye to detail controversy and divergent opinions and draws in the reader to be part of the discussion No one will walk away from this story and forget it easily because it is not forgettable and its uestions will linger on long after the last page has been turnedI received an e book copy from Full Moon Bites Blog Tours in exchange for my fair honest and impartial review


10 thoughts on “Bluff AUTHOR Lenore Skomal

  1. says:

    Blog Tour Stop Oct 3Review of The BluffReviewed for Full Moon Bites Blog Tours Oct 3 2012An inescapable reader’s hook immediately yanks the reader into this fast paced engrossing novel never letting go While we

  2. says:

    Review originally posted here Compelling Powerful; three words I'd use to describe Bluff which opens with the words I was born a weaklingBluff weaves together the story of Jude named after the patron saint of the same name who is found fallen off a bluff and will indefinitely remain in a persistive vegetative state She is also carrying a child whose chances of being delivered without risk are high further complicating the situati

  3. says:

    I received a copy of this book from the author for purpose of honest review I was not compensated for this review and all conclusions are my own responsibility I’m rather at a loss for words to accurately review this book for I’m not entirely certain I’ve discovered all of the ways it makes an impact It is a roller coaster ride from one peak in the revelations to the next climaxing with the impact of that last big climb

  4. says:

    Mighty 'Bluff' offers a stunning view of life and deathIn her author's profile Lenore Skomal says she wants you to eat her books and gobble I surely did as I read her latest book Bluff This intriguing novel will keep you on the edge until the very last sentence Skomal is a master at the cliff hanger or shall I say bluff hanger? I finished e

  5. says:

    I would like to give Full Moon Bites a huge THANK YOU for allowing me to be a part of this tour I have to say that I have never read a book that has taken my breath away like Bluff did It causes you to look at an issue that is a controversy no matter how you look at it Death and dying is a heated debate that will last as long as man kind is

  6. says:

    It was sure hard to get anything done in my real life once I picked this book up I kept thinking one chapter and I willclea

  7. says:

    I just finished reading this book and I'mwhatspellbound?startled? No word seems to sum it up as per my expectationsIt is indeed a very different kind of book Everything from the plot to the characters to the the writing is new and freshIt is not a book you can read smile and put away It is something that takes control of

  8. says:

    This book was interesting The thing I didn't like about it was that there was very little storyline Most of the book was background information

  9. says:

    I LOVED this book If I could give it 10 stars I would It’s smart it’s meaty and it’s relevant Another reviewer characterized it as an “issues” story if it is then I’m an “issues” kind of reader; I like stories that make me th

  10. says:

    COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN Throughly enjoyed this book The suspense just builds as each character is introduced The mystery keeps unfolding as the characters are revealed I loved it

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