June 11, 2010
Book Review: Leaning into the Curves
So, when I was reading Leaning Into The Curves, by Nancy Anderson and Caroll Hofeling Morris, I could totally relate to the main character, Molly, when her newly retired husband comes home with a motorcycle. My dislike, however, pales in comparison to Molly's fear.
After witnessing a motorcycle accident, Molly's fear becomes almost irrational, and one of the main issues in the book is Molly's ability to overcome that fear.
I enjoyed Leaning into the Curves. There were a few moments when I had a little difficulty relating with the characters, mostly because I am not a middle aged retiree. But, despite that, the book read smoothly and it was really interesting to learn a little bit more about a LDS motorcycle group called the Temple Riders Association. This is a real group of LDS motorcycle enthusiasts who take road trips on their motorcycles to various temples around the country.
This book isn't simply about motorcycle riding, however. There is also some nice commentary on the complexity and depth of a long time relationship. There is also a nice theme interwoven that people really can change. Overall, if you are looking for a nice read, this is one you might want to try out.
Sent out into the void by Rachel Ward at 7:45 PM