The Indenture

The Indenture

by F. Denver McGarey


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ISBN-13: 9781634492690
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
Publication date: 08/25/2015
Pages: 460
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

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The Indenture 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
HMS3 More than 1 year ago
To me, the sign of a good novel is one that captures your interest right away, has characters that seem believable, and makes you want to keep reading. While this may seem simple, it truly isn't. The fact that Mr. McGarey was able to achieve this and more in his very first novel is a testament to what a fine author he is. I was hooked right away. The way Mr. McGarey developed the characters was masterful. I found myself rooting for some, liking and disliking others and blown away by the actions of a couple of the more devious ones. I love that feeling when you find yourself nodding your head in agreement with what some characters do or say, or wishing you could grab a character by the shoulders and shake some sense into them. The story has such a true and realistic ring to it, I felt that I was in the middle of the narrative. Another sign of a good book is that when you finish you are richer for having read the story and oh so sad that it came to an end. And, that's just how I felt. The good news is that this novel is ripe for a sequel or two, and would make for a very entertaining major motion picture. I only wish that I could be the casting director because it would be a blast to cast the colorful characters that fill the pages of this great read. Kudos to Mr. McGarey!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Indenture is in fact a great book; but more importantly, it is a very REAL book. It takes two extreme lifestyles and portrays them in a way that every reader can “see”. Whether the reader is able to relate to the NYC socialite lifestyle or the challenges and struggles of financial hardship and inability to move away from the past (or more likely someplace in between), the book is extremely relatable and therefore captivating. I am quite critical with my time, especially my limited free time, so when I write that I was impressed, it translates into “this book has undoubtedly earned five stars.”
KarenLH More than 1 year ago
Before I started reading the book, I read a review last month and the reviewer mentioned that he or she wanted The Indenture to be a screenplay. Although I’m usually more of a fan of a book than a movie, I agree with the reviewer for The Indenture! The book is fantastic! The author paints such a strikingly vivid life for each of his characters, the interaction on screen would be riveting. Plus, my book has a dozen plus pages turned down marking the wittiest one-liners that I need to memorize and use as my own. This combination would make the screen play an incredible drama filled with hysterical intellectually comedy… as well as a bit of a psychological thriller. I think this is the author’s first book, but hopefully nowhere close to his last. Simply stated, the Indenture is spectacular.
KristenLB More than 1 year ago
An excellent book! The most impressive quality of the book is the perspective. We have all read the books and seen the movies about rags-to-riches and riches-to-rags regarding marriage and divorce but never from the perspective of the youngest of six boys. The Indenture quiets the stereotypical psychological and emotional frailties of wives and daughters and re-examines life from a developing and impressionable young boy. The main character, WK, is faced with interpreting his changing life story and making the decision to either accept his victimization and use his parents’ choices as an excuse for not rising up to his potential OR become a man capable of extraordinary personal successes, including love. (And yes, there needs to be a second book, the story isn’t over… and yes to a movie.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a busy working mom, I have allowed my love for a great novel to slide by the wayside. Upon recommendation from a friend, I picked up the Indenture to fill gaps in an upcoming work trip, knowing I would have some uninterrupted time to read. I immediately got sucked into the story-line of young William Kane, a unique twist on the more traditional rags to riches story. The Indenture chronicles the Kane Family’s misfortune and fall from New York grace, an empire built by a hard working grandfather and left to spoil by his two self-indulgent sons. Told from the perspective of one of Judge Kane’s grandsons, WK is both too young to have any control over the fallout of his family’s actions, but old enough to understand right from wrong. He is left to suffer the collateral damage and weather the emotional and financial storm. Countless times, my heart broke for William, and yet at the same time, was so proud of his perspective and optimism. He would have had the perfect excuse to follow in his family’s self-destructive path, but instead he allows his circumstances to shape his character and the kind of man/brother/father/friend he wants to be. The story itself is real and raw, yet beautifully scripted….almost primed for a screenplay. There is, of course, a wonderful young love affair in the middle of it all, and I’m hopeful that Mr. McGarey is hard at work on the sequel so we can see what’s next in store for WK. All in all, a great read!