The Liberation Of Henry Belmont

The Liberation Of Henry Belmont

by Steve Godofsky



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ISBN-13: 9781609110734
Publisher: Strategic Book Group, LLC
Publication date: 11/01/2009
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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The Liberation Of Henry Belmont 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
chris227 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
The liberation of Henry Belmont is thr atory of a man's journey through life after hearing he has ALS. The story is very jumpy and quite predictable. It is a good fast read but a little too farfetched to be believable. Well written. Characters well developed.
wbspeirjr More than 1 year ago
When I received my copy of The Liberation of Henry Belmont by Steve Godofsky, I knew this would be a book about a man dying of ALS. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that there was much more to this story than how a man would choose to spend his final days after learning that he will soon die. The book centers around three key characters - a successful businessman with a wife, two teenage children, and a job that keeps him traveling most of the time; a con man who is planning his "big score;" and, a retired beach bum enjoying his new life on the Florida coast. In essence, the book seems to be three separate stories running in parallel. It is not until the very end that we learn how the stories and characters relate to each other, and what an ending it is! First of all, Steve Godofsky is a supurb story-teller. His character development is some of the best I have read in recent memory. The main characters, and the people they interact with, come alive in this book. They are believable, they are compelling, and they help keep the story interesting as the reader tries to determine where the three stories and main characters are going. I appreciate how he keeps the reader interested in the three stories and characters as we wonder where he is taking us. There is nothing I did not like about this book, and I rarely say that about any book I read! It had a fantastic story, great characters, and an ending that totally blew me away. I just finished reading it, and I plan to start reading it again in a few minutes. It's that good!
KelKP More than 1 year ago
It isn't often that a book catches my attention in the beginning and then surprised me at the end. The Liberation of Henry Belmont did both! Loved it and highly recommend it.