The Law of Moses (Anglais) Broché – 18 novembre 2014
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Someone found him in a laundry basket at the Quick Wash, wrapped in a towel, a few hours old and close to death. They called him Baby Moses when they shared his story on the ten o’clock news – the little baby left in a basket at a dingy Laundromat, born to a crack addict and expected to have all sorts of problems. I imagined the crack baby, Moses, having a giant crack that ran down his body, like he’d been broken at birth. I knew that wasn’t what the term meant, but the image stuck in my mind. Maybe the fact that he was broken drew me to him from the start. It all happened before I was born, and by the time I met Moses and my mom told me all about him, the story was old news and nobody wanted anything to do with him. People love babies, even sick babies. Even crack babies. But babies grow up to be kids, and kids grow up to be teenagers. Nobody wants a messed up teenager. And Moses was messed up. Moses was a law unto himself. But he was also strange and exotic and beautiful. To be with him would change my life in ways I could never have imagined. Maybe I should have stayed away. Maybe I should have listened. My mother warned me. Even Moses warned me. But I didn’t stay away.And so begins a story of pain and promise, of heartache and healing, of life and death. A story of before and after, of new beginnings and never-endings. But most of all . . . a love story.
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This is how the prologue begins and it reflects my state of mind, trying to write this review. I’m no writer, I don’t have the gift to find the right word to express my feelings. How do I explain the beauty of this book? I’m once more in awe of Amy’s work.
She wrote in the book :”Edgar Allan Poe said many beautiful things and many disturbing things but they often go together.” And that’s what that story is, as well as glorious and beautiful but terrible, like Moses pictures. I absolutely fell in love with this book but it made me hurt and cry, cry, cry…
It’s a story of love, acceptance of oneself and strangers, of forgiving and healing.
So have tissues ready, lots and lots of tissues and plunge in Gloria and Moses’s story.
Moses was born of a “crack whore”, abandoned in a laundry basket at a Laundromat. His mother was found dead soon after. Called a crack baby, he’s been passed around, going from family member to other siblings his whole life. The cracked kid, the weird kid, he had no easy life and many difficulties. His only constant was his grandmother, Gi.
Moses has a curse and being rejected constantly, he has laws:”Thou shall paint. Thou shall leave and never look back. Thou shall not love.” “I wanted nothing more than paint and run. Because those were the only two things that made my life bearable.”
Now living with his grandmother for his last school year, he meets Georgia.
Beautiful, sunny Georgia, she is full of life, laughter and love. She’ll be drawn to Moses right away, maybe because he is broken. She does not see his difference as something ugly but as something beautiful. Through Moses’s cracks come brilliance and wonder.
My heart bled for Moses, all cracked up but I did not like what he did to Georgia in the first part. He hurt her. He did not want to but he did it anyway. Georgia gave him everything she had: her heart, her soul… She was strong, optimist, believed in Moses and his capacity to love. She always came back to him. But Moses was like a wounded animal. He did not know how to be a friend, he did not want to feel or love because it was more difficult to leave. ” “I need you” felt like “I love you” and it scared me. It felt like breaking one of my laws.”
And he was lost, overwhelmed by his curse. He did not own his existence. He was just a vessel without any real power at first. And one terrible day, Moses crushed Georgia.
” Why did you not stay away from me? I told you so many times to go away. But you wouldn’t. You wouldn’t let me be. And I hurt you. Do you know that I have lost every person I love? Every one.”
He had so many things coming, he did not want Georgia to be burdened by it.
”I wasn’t going to let that touch you. I wasn’t trying to hurt you. I was trying to save you.”
In the second part of the book, Moses will make an unexpected friend. Both will embark on a journey to find some peace and serenity. Moses will have to tame his curse, to transform it into a gift to others.
Georgia will be hit by some terrible drama. She suffered so much, I cried buckets.
”I was always amazed that my tears kept coming. Day after day. There was a limitless supply. My grief was a deep, underground spring constantly bubbling up and spilling over…”
Part two is about explanations, making amends, forgiveness and healing. I won’t say more about the story to let you discover this wonderful book.
And I did love “Running Barefoot” meets “The Laws of Moses”!
What I deeply love about Amy’s books is the warm feelings you’re left with. I’m always feeling happy, joyful like I’ve been touched by some kind of grace. So once more, thank you Amy, you wrote another wonderful story.
En 2006, Giorgia a 17 ans et aide ses parents qui tiennent un élevage de chevaux dédié aux thérapies comportementales (stress, dépressions...). Un peu seule dans ce tout petit village, les chevaux sont sa principale compagnie. Quand un jour Moses, le petit fils de la voisine, est embauché pour aider. Le petit fils, à 18 ans, traîne déjà toute une mythologie derrière lui. C'est le fils noir d'une fille du coin qui est morte d'overdose, c'est le garçon sur-agité qui ne tient jamais deux minutes en place, c'est le beau garçon qui fait peur à tout le monde sans qu'on sache pourquoi, c'est le garçon qui peint des fresques extraordinaires dans des endroits où il ne devrait pas. Ils sont attirés l'un par l'autre. Lui la repousse. Elle s'accroche. Ils vont brièvement s'aimer avant d'être séparés. C'est la fin de la première partie. Très sympa, quoique pas transcendante. Mignonnette, déjà lue de nombreuses fois. Il y a bien quelques scènes un peu étranges mais tellement bien fondues dans l'ensemble qu'elles ne m'avaient pas fait tiquer.
La deuxième partie, se déroulant 7 ans plus tard, est très créative, mêlant avec une grande habilité la romance avec le surnaturel et le policier. N'en raconter qu'un bout vous gâcherait déjà le plaisir de la lecture. Il faut juste se laisser porter.
Les personnages sont forts, les émotions fortes avec des événements durs mais ne donnant pas lieu à des excès de larmes qui m'agacent toujours (ou me font mal). Cela se lit rapidement (il y a moins de 350 pages), particulièrement la deuxième partie, en tout cas dans mon cas, que j'ai dévorée, tellement elle est originale, bien nuancée et agréable à lire.
J'ai hésité avant de l'acheter, et j'ai encore attendu quelques jours avant de commencer la lecture. Mais une fois lancée... Autant vous le dire tout de suite, impossible de m'arrêter. Ce livre est différent, il a ce petit truc en plus qui fait qu'à la fin de la lecture, vous prenez quelques instants pour souffle... Ce livre est différent, dans le plus beau sens du terme. Amy Harmon, est ici au sommet de son talent.
Ne faites pas comme moi, n'attendez pas avant de vous lancer.
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This love story in it's barest of forms, is simply that: a love story. But when reading about Moses and Georgia and their journey through a life filled with so many twists and turns, it evolves into so much more. A story about discovery, longing, mystery and simple pleasures that captivate your every emotion. I found myself being almost afraid of what might come next, this book was that unpredictable. Knowing the author's usual style, I had to hope that it would all turn out alright. But then just as quickly realizing the road to that ultimate ending would be filled with bumps that I would happily savor and enjoy.
Amy Harmon's writing is as fluid as Moses's brushstrokes. At times her words are soothing and at other times, they make your hands sweat a bit and your heart beat just a bit faster. This book is a lovely reminder that not everything is at it seems and watching a small town try to decipher the mystery that is Moses had me completely enthralled.
A man who has a gift, although neither he nor most of his town agree. Moses tries hard to figure out why he sees what he sees and it isn't until his beloved Gigi, his great-grandmother, gives him a tool to alleviate some of the pressure in his mind, does he begin to embrace his life.
His time away from Georgia and the small town of Levan gives Moses the opportunity to figure out how to live. And as he comes back 7 years later to a woman who he fought so hard not to love, it's then that his life truly begins. Second chance love stories are my favorite and in the end, that is what this book is really about. Yes, of course, it so much more but without giving anything away, the joy of rediscovering who you truly are with the person you care most about, who accepted you then and accepts you now, is pure bliss.
I am beyond impressed with this book. I honestly didn't know what to expect and some early buzz had me wondering if it would be for me. But I am more than happy to say that it was a book like no other. It is a story that was as heartwarming as it was heartbreaking. I couldn't put it down and was overcome when I read the very last lines.
I will think about my 5 greats everyday now. To enjoy the simple things in life, like being able to read such an outstanding and miraculous book.
A huge 5++++ stars. A book that will lift your spirits and make you smile.
With that being said, I did give it 4 stars because I had a hard time getting into it. The first 28% was tough but the push through was so worth it.
Our protagonist, Georgia Shepherd, begins the story by telling us about Moses Wright. He was born a crack baby. Baby Moses was placed in a laundry basket and abandoned at the Quick Wash. Employees from the hospital named him baby Moses because he was found lying in a basket. Crack babies are known to have all kinds of problems throughout their lives - ADHD, impulse control, seizures, mental disorders, hallucinations and hypersensitivity. Authorities were able to identify his mother three days after he was found because his mother died of an overdose. Moses was raised by family, but he never spent very long in one place because he was hard to manage. When the story begins, Moses moves in with his great grandmother, Kathleen Wright, just before he turns eighteen.
It's the summer before her senior year in high school, and seventeen year-old Georgia Shepherd dreams of barrel racing on the rodeo circuit. Her father is a veterinarian, but her parents also have several horses they use for equine therapy with foster kids. Georgia assists with equine therapy, but she is better known for her ability for breaking in and training horses in Levan, Utah. Kathleen Wright asks the Shepherd family to put Moses to work on their farm. Georgia describes Moses as tall, with broad shoulders, defined muscles and light, funky-colored eyes. She compares him to a dangerous jungle cat. He is messed up, cracked in the head, emotional and extremely artistic. And Georgia is attracted to Moses.
Did I mention Moses was artistic? He paints beautiful, gigantic murals whenever the inclination occurs. He paints on walls and buildings or anywhere else that seems appropriate at the time. He paints wherever he wants without questions and remorse. But it's what Moses paints that is highly unusual. Moses paints pictures of people who are dead, and this could be a problem for him because several young women have disappeared in central Utah over the past few years.
Okay. Here are my thoughts. Amy Harmon has written a very intriguing coming of age novel. It's also a beautiful love story involving two unlikely characters. If you love a great mystery, you will find mystery in spades in The Law of Moses. It's one of those novels you will not want to put down. I mentioned at the beginning of my review that the writing in this story is consummate. I absolutely meant that. The writing in The Law of Moses is above average in creativity, proficiency and in the manner that it flows. There have been so many wonderful novels released this year, but I can honestly say that The Law of Moses is one of the very best that I have read. Congratulations to Amy Harmon on this 6 star novel!
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