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It Started With A Whisper

Reviewing: Nicholas Evans The Horse Whisperer  |  Rating:
By ladychai on
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Nicholas Evans is one of the highly regarded authors of today's fiction world but I am a little unimpressed with this supposedly best selling book.

The story was actually good just do not read the chapter where Annie, the mother of Grace, fell in love with Tom Booker, the Horse Whisperer, despite the fact that her husband is alive and well. I don't know but I felt that the love story between the two is unnecessary.

The story was supposedly centered on healing and acceptance, not on philandering and clandestine affair. I felt like the book became way off the edge when the love affair was introduced that I asked myself if love affair is really necessary to have a best selling book. The author could have focused on the taming the horse, family healing and regaining back lost love and hope rather than furthering the plot more by introducing an elicit affair.

I love the the story plot, the tragedy, the adventure however it seems to me that the research Nicholas Evans did with regard to horse training is lacking. Somehow, there hasn't been much information about how to train a horse at all or perhaps rehabilitate it psychologically. The book did not even explain why there are certain methods the horse whisperer needs to do in order to tame a wild horse.

I haven't seen the movie regarding this novel yet but as far as the book matters, it seems like Nicholas was beating the deadlines here.