Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Man With the Green Suitcase - Review

HI! October has been good so far. I've been having a lot of time to read between classes, family and all my work for college. I hope you are all having a good time :)
Today I bring a new review. Thanks to the author Dee Doanes who asked me to review her book and provided me with a copy of it!
The Man With the Green Suitcase
by Dee Doanes.

What does...
A prostitute,
A corrupt businessman, and a disfigured young woman

Have in common with a mysterious, old homeless man who carries a green suitcase? 
The old man comes into people’s lives because it is important for them to experience the visions that he is somehow able to show them—visions that even he doesn’t understand. But whoever he connects with will go through a transformation that will change the course of their life, for better or worse. The old man has no memory of who he is or even what the suitcase holds. But one day he will find out all about his own secret and dark past… 
This story is magical realism, realistic with paranormal elements, a mystery that needs to be solved, and a man and woman who will finally realize that they were meant to come into each other’s lives and remain forever.

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The man with the green suitcase is a great mystery book. It also has the ingredients to be a great fantasy or paranormal novel with a bit of romance to make it even more interesting. A well written book with a solid background. The book presents us a story about redemption, forgiveness, self-discovery and the kind of people we want to be.

The man with the green suitcase doesn’t remember anything about his past. He just wanders around the city carrying nothing more than his suitcase. Gerald is a compulsive worker, with some secrets about shady business and a corrupt partner. And then we have Valerie, an escort with a life she hates.

Gerald, Valeria and the old man are the main characters. Their lives start to intertwine step by step from a starting point different for each one. Is really interesting to read about how their paths end up being one. Each character has a baggage over his shoulders, a past they are trying to run away from. However, being honest about it and forgiving themselves they welcome their new selves. Each secrete that is revealed helps to heal wounds from the past.

The secondary characters, Lee and Chantal are great. Chantal is a very disturbed girl and reading about her make me felt sad. Lee is a powerful character because is one of the best people in the world, generous, loving and with a big heart.

I love the writing style of Dee. She has the ability of really transmit the emotions and to create a world so sad at some points but so hopeful at others. With different points of view we can have a wide sight of the story.

The man with the green suitcase is one of those books that leave you questioning yourself. It makes you reconsider your values and ask yourself what is important in life. It totally deserves a chance from all readers out there.

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