Sunday, July 5, 2009

Review-Stardust Dads


About the Book:
The e-mail Danny and Allison read on their new computer in 1996 looks no different from the millions of others received by Web users around the world, with one glaring exception--it was sent by their dads who died during the 1970s. While residing in the afterworld at an amenity-laden paradise called Midway Manor, guitar-strumming Mickey Parks and piano-playing Lloyd Wallace monitor and manipulate the lives of their adult children on earth from the mid-'70s through the 1990s. Tampering with the facility's sophisticated computer, the dads thrust Mickey's daughter Allison and Lloyd's son Danny into a passionate but sometimes stormy relationship-a relationship steeped in Danny's heavy drinking and entangled in the often-zany world of men's adventure magazine publishing. After carefully implementing a plan to send their son and daughter a gift of knowledge that could enrich their lives forever, the dads' brief contact is cut short. They are banished to another destination in the afterworld, but not before they impart indisputable proof of life after death--and unwittingly put Danny's and Allison's earthbound lives on the line.

A Little Bit About the Author:
David R. George's extensive career as a New York editor/writer included the men's adventure magazine genre in the '60s and '70s. Co-author/wife Josephine, a long-standing student of the paranormal, has also had a durable editorial career that included proofing dozens of Louis L'Amour novels. They reside in Las Vegas.David has written more than 200 published magazine articles, fiction and nonfiction, including a 9,000-word article on the men's adventure magazines in the March 2007 issue of Alter Ego magazine.

My Review
The idea that our loved ones can manipulate and watch over us is so heartwarming and touching. I enjoyed this book, more so than I thought I would. Stardust Dads is a story that will make you think about what happens after you die, but does so without being preachy. I liked the idea that our earthly journeys can be shaped and guided by those that loved us and knew us the best. As a person who has gone through the loss of a very close loved one I could relate with Allison and her struggles moving on after the loss of her father. I teared up a few times during this book. The struggles and difficulties faced by Allison and Danny are heartbreaking and realistic. I think that the writers are talented and know how to craft a tale that is inspiring and exciting. They know how to combine action and drama and pull you along with the characters. Stardust Dads is an excellent read that I think everyone can relate to. Stardust Dads is an excellent and emotional story.

  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: IUniverse (October 17, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595504590
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595504596

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