Saturday, January 22, 2011

Book Review - "The Hole"

Day in and day out we encounter people, people from all different walks of life; however there is usually one person or a few people who we encounter that we just think are perfect, they have the perfect life. This is how Dirk and Dawn are perceived in Bruce Derman's fable, "The Hole." Dirk and Dawn have the ideal life - the ideal looks, jobs, relationship, home. This is the case until one day Dawn notices a tiny hole in the floor of their perfect home which she tries to hide until she points it out to Dirk a few weeks later. This hole becomes their obsession, it is the focus of their discussions, actions and thoughts. However, no matter what they try, the hole will not be filled and it continues to grow bigger and bigger. This happens until a man shows up at their door claiming to know of their struggle and that he can help. Dirk and Dawn must stick together and jump into and face the unknown.

Derman, a psychologist, has created a story that will draw each reader in and be thought-provoking. This is a story that will force you to think about your emptiness and fear that your life is meaningless. It will encourage you to take a risk and face unknowns in order to find meaning and fill that hole in your own life.

*I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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