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Friday, December 11, 2009

Fireproof Review

Eric Wilson

Source: Library

Synopsis: Growing up, his wife Catherine always dreamed of amrryuing a loving, brave firefighter...just like her father. Now, after seven years of marriage, she wonders when she stopped being "good enough." Countless arguments and anger have them wanting to move on to something with more sparks.
As they prepare for divorce, Caleb's father challenges him to commit to a 40-day experiment: "The Love Dare." Wondering if it's even worth the effort, Caleb agrees, for his father's sake more than for his amrriage.
Surprised by what he discovers about the meaning of love, Caleb realizes that his wife and marraige are worth fighting for. His job is to rescue others. Now Captain Holt is ready to face his toughest job ever...rescuing his wife's heart.
Complete with action, humor, and romance, this entertaining novel by Eric Wilson will have you laughing, inspired, and challenged. Based on the screenplay by Alex and Stephen Kendrick, the Fireproof novel includes subplots, characters, and back story not included in the movie.

Review: I'm going to keep this one short and sweet. I very rarely say this but the movie is better than the book in this case. I did NOT care for all the "extras" that were put into the book at all. For me personally, the book was pretty much the movie word for word plus all those extremely unwanted "extras."


Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Nice! What did you rate the movie?

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

I had no idea this was a book! I think I'll be skipping this one-it's rare that a movie is better then the book, but it happens.

Morgan @ BLT said...

You've been featured on booksandliteratureforteens.blogspot.com!!

wilsonwriter said...

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the book. I wrote it based on the screenplay, and the Kendricks asked specifically that I include everything in the movie.

I tried to get into the characters' motivations and backstories, and for me that was fun.

Thanks for giving it a try, though.

Nina said...

Honest review! I never saw the movie or ever heard of it, but it sounds very good. :)

melissa @ 1lbr said...

Hey, I hope you got your book from the holiday swap - I had it sent directly to you from Amazon, so sorry if there was no note. It was a Louis L'amour collection, though :)