Bill Warrington’s Last Chance

Author:  James King
Publisher:  Penguin Books
Pages:  304
Genre:  Literary Fiction
Source: Bird Bash

Goodreads:   “Part road odyssey, part coming-of-age tale, King’s novel achieves the exact right balance of humor, redemption, and reconciliation.” –Booklist

James King’s acclaimed debut novel is a rich multigenerational saga that soars with compassion and insight into the pain and joy of family life. Confronted with a diagnosis that threatens his most cherished memories, Bill Warrington-a monumentally stubborn ex-Marine-hatches a daring scheme to grab the attention of his three grown children and patch up their differences. April, his fifteen-year-old granddaughter, wants nothing so much as to become a rock star on the West Coast, making her the perfect-and perfectly willing-abductee on a cross- country trip. With the panorama of America as its backdrop, their adventure becomes an unforgettable journey of discovery and atonement.

Ope’s Opinion:  Maybe my difficulty  with this book, had nothing to do with the book.  I had a “Bill” in my life, who was difficult and cranky.  He had little respect for other people.  This Bill reminded me of him too much to enjoy his journey.

                                    I kept reading because I did like some of the other people in the story.  

Rating:  Two Chairs – I may have one friend who might like this book.


                              FTC – Disclosure of Material Connection: 

                                                     I received one copy of this book free of charge from Bird Bash. 
                                           I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the
                                                    book; rather the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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