I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Seize The Day by Curtis Bunn
Published by Strebor on December 8, 2015
Pages: 288 pages
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When a terminally ill man is at a crossroads, one choice will make him feel more alive than ever.
Calvin Jones has finally gotten his life on the right course. At forty-five, he has escaped a toxic long-term relationship with the mother of his only child, and he loves his job as a high school English teacher in Washington, DC. Life is good. But then life turns horribly bad. A routine checkup reveals a cancerous spot on his pancreas. The oncologist offers him chemotherapy in the hope that it will extend his life, but Calvin declines...and decides to live the best he can while he can.
Seize the Day is more than the story of Calvin Jones’s decision to pass on cancer treatment. It is the inspiring story of a man choosing not to wait on death and, instead, to live out his life with courage, hope, and resilience. What happens next is extraordinary.
Life is good for Calvin Jones until he goes to his doctor for a routine check-up. Calvin is a diagnosed with a rare stomach cancer and given a short time to live. Instead of jumping straight to chemotherapy – Calvin decides on an alternative treatment. During this time, Calvin is faced with the decision of… Get busy living or Get busy dying!
Maybe it’s the inquisitive gene that I carry in my reader’s body that I try to guess what’s going to happen in the story before I start reading it. I have to tell you I wasn’t prepared for the array of emotions I experienced while reading this book. The characters in this book are endearing, entertaining, and well-defined. There was a character in the book named Walter whom my heart ached for because I could relate to his story on some many levels.
Author Curtis Bunn’s ability to capture the characters raw emotions are immeasurable – that’s one of the reasons I’m a supporter of his work. He continues to step up his pen game with each release. He writes about themes readers can relate to on a personal level.
Seize the Day (Carpe Diem) is the type of book that will stay with you long after you turn the last page. Sometimes we wake up and carry on with our mundane schedule without fully living our lives. This book is a great reminder to live your life to fullest.
A few hours after reading this book, I learned that someone close to me had just visited their father in hospice. Those three words rang in my head after I finished the phone call – SEIZE THE DAY!
Reviewed by: Orsayor