Sunday, June 13, 2010

Wrapped in Rain by Charles Martin

WRAPPED IN RAINThe first few pages of this book captured my heart with this sweet little boy, Tucker Mason, who is the motherless son of a wealthy, abusive alcoholic in a small Alabama town. While Dad spends most of his time in an Atlanta high-rise, Tucker grows up in an enormous manse--complete with a "chandelier made from elk horns"--tutored by an African-American widow in common courtesy, love and the gospel. After a few years, an illegitimate son turns up at the Mason compound, Tucker's half-brother, Mutt. Then the book changes to when Tucker is an adult. I found characters, especially the evil characters, too caricaturish and one-dimensional to engage me.

Rating: 1 Do NOT Recommend