Musing Mondays

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This week’s musing — courtesy of asks…

What is the weirdest/strangest/craziest book you’ve read?

My Answer:

It would have to be Rooms: A Novel by James L. Rubart.

Here Is The Synopsis:

On a rainy spring day in Seattle, young software tycoon Micah Taylor receives a cryptic, twenty-five-year-old letter from a great uncle he never knew. It claims a home awaits him on the Oregon coast that will turn his world inside out. Suspecting a prank, Micah arrives at Cannon Beach to discover a stunning brand new nine-thousand square foot house. And after meeting Sarah Sabin at a nearby ice cream shop, he has two reasons to visit the beach every weekend.

When bizarre things start happening in the rooms of the home, Micah suspects they have some connection to his enigmatic new friend, Rick, the town mechanic. But Rick will only say the house is spiritual. This unnerves Micah because his faith slipped away like the tide years ago, and he wants to keep it that way. But as he slowly discovers, the home isn’t just spiritual, it’s a physical manifestation of his soul, which God uses to heal Micah’s darkest wounds and lead him into an astonishing new destiny.

The plot and characters were just so strange and incredibly bizzare. There seemed to be no flow between any of it, it was confusing and not a book I would ever recommend. Yes, it is a christian novel but that has nothing to do with it, the story could have been amazing. I am not sure why anyone would try to compare it to The Shack, that it is not.


8 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. caite@a lovely shore breeze August 27, 2012 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    no flow..confusing..weird? Ok, I am convinced. I will skip
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  2. Laurel-Rain Snow August 27, 2012 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    That does sound bizarre…thanks for the tip-off!


  3. Li @ August 27, 2012 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    I guess I can kind of see why someone would compare it to The Shack but it’s a pity that it didn’t turn out so great, it does sound like an interesting premise.

    Here’s my Musing Mondays post =)
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  4. Valentina August 28, 2012 at 12:37 am - Reply
  5. Cheryl "Mash" August 28, 2012 at 12:40 am - Reply

    Never heard of that author and since it does sound strange, it definitely won’t be going on my tbr list. Nice blog!! I just signed on to follow you.
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  6. Tiffany "The Nanny" August 28, 2012 at 1:01 am - Reply

    It’s shame the book didn’t meet your expectations. The synopsis sounded very promising.

    Ps: One of my pet peeves is a lack of flow in stories, as well. When the plot begins to jump around is just around the time I lose interest. Though I have never been one to not finish a book once I begin. By the book’s end I have more than enough to say 🙂

    Thank you for commenting on my blog! I enjoy your perspective on things. You just gained a new follower 🙂
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  7. WutheringWillow @ A Paperback Life August 28, 2012 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    Hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog!

    Nice answer.
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  8. Rachael Madison @ Moosubi!
    August 30, 2012 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    Hmm… it does seem like a strange book. I usually don’t read Christian fiction so I wouldn’t exactly know, but I’m the type of person that wants characters to be solid and well developed, and a great plot is almost a must for me. Thanks for sharing & stopping by earlier!
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