Sep 01

Book Review: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

The author of “Blue Like Jazz” has another attention-getting book – “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years”. thanks to Thomas Nelson I got a complementary copy to review. The books have the same weird humor, but the latest one has much more emotion and is much more likely to prompt a reader to introspection!

This time Miller’s writing his own story – thinly disguised… Here’s the plot: a writer gets so caught up in his writing and fictionalizing to ‘make a good exciting read’ that he ignores that fact that his own life is boring. It’s passing by and he doesn’t even realize he’s not living it!

While he’s concentrating on making up a good story, he is offered the chance to write a movie script of his life. He is attempting to conjur up something that people will want to read. So – using first person narrative Miller asks the question – “What makes a good story?” Through his own journey he gives a good example for others to evaluate their life goals and values; what’s really important.

By the end of the book, Miller comes to the conclusion that a life lived well should make a good read. I can recommend this book, but be prepared to think about your own story. Does it need to be edited to be something others would consider ‘reading’?

[Full Disclosure: I read and reviewed this book in February 2010 as part of the booksneeze.com program.]
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