Monday, January 23, 2012

Book Review: The Skin Map

The Skin Map by Stephen Lawhead is a story that deals with alternate time lines. A young British man, named Kit, during a trip to meet his girlfriend. meets a man claiming to be his great grandfather. He shows Kit it is possible to travel from 1 world to another, each world having a distinct history.  Along the way, Kit loses his girlfriend or accidentally leaves her behind in one of the worlds.   Kit is trying to find her, but along the way he needs to find the skin map.  It is a map made of human skin which contains a road map for traveling between the different worlds.

This audio book caught my eye because my Dad is a fan of this author.  I've probably had it for 3 months and waited until we were on our Christmas drive to listen to it because it is 11 hours long.  Honestly, it didn't really keep my interest but that could have had something to do with me being in the back seat keeping our toddler entertained.  Or, audio books just aren't my thing.

So, here's my husband's view of the book: plot unfolded very slowly and the story wasn't particularly compelling.  It was meant to be part of a series, but the book didn't wrap things up well enough to make us want to get the next book. Basically, it helped pass our time on the road during our Christmas travels.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

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