This is a departure from the usual content of this blog as this book has nothing to do with vaccines or autism; however, when the author of ‘Official Stories’, ‘The Geneticals’ and ‘Summer of ’74‘ offers you the opportunity to review his latest novel, you take it!!
‘The Truth About Love’ is a funny, sexy, heartwarming and introspective look at what else… love. It starts by following the life of young, sympathetic artist, Will, who has just moved to Boston while leaving behind heartbreak in California. Though ‘the one who got away’, the sexually advanced Jessica, is a constant thought, he finds himself shocked by the great ease in which he is able to attract a bevy of Boston beauties. As if clueless to his charm he is particularly stunned by the affections received from the seemingly perfect though not entirely available, Caroline.
But through all of the sex, drugs and artist portraits.. it is the one constant in Will’s life, the heroine of the story, the Librarian, Helen, who helps him see his true value. Her quiet, non-judgmental, accepting, self-assured and powerful love for Will is apparent in their one to one conversations. She has insights into our hero, that he himself is unable to see. It is through her gentle guidance that Will is better able to understand himself which enables him to find the love(s) he never knew he was looking for.
I found some of the more intriguing moments in the book were the quiet back and forths between Will and Helen. Through Scheff’s beautiful descriptions, I felt myself a welcomed voyeur, sitting in their warm Boston apartment, watching the almost waltz like exchanges of kindness, Asian cooking and friendship.
I hope that people read this book with an open mind, open heart and through the openness of these characters obtain a better understanding of themselves, as this reader has…
To buy your kindle copy of this book go to: http://www.amazon.com/Truth-About-Love-Novel-Finding-ebook/dp/B00TYWKMNU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1425334045&sr=8-2&keywords=liam+scheff
For more on the book’s author Liam Scheff, please check out: http://liamscheff.com