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Book Review - Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin - April 10, 2014
A young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life -- the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace, and, finally, wisdom.
First book of the year! One of Jake's favorites, but it reminded of a horrible book I read in middle school, so I never read it. I actually really enjoyed it, it was amazing how anticlimactic the whole thing was, but that's what made it so special.