A Thousand Sleepless Nights by Michael King

A Thousand Sleepless Nights

A Thousand Sleepless Nights by Michael King is a wonderful story.  It is about a family that is broken.  It is about a woman’s struggle with cancer.  It is about what happens to the woman, the man who loves her and her children as she faces a very aggressive cancer.

This story is so realistic, and it’s a wonderful story because the characters and the issues they are dealing with could happen to anyone.  Therefore, the reader becomes captivated from the very beginning.  The story made me laugh and made me cry, and I always say those are the best stories.  They are the stories I always remember the most about.

The book was well-written.  The characters were rich and believable and I began to care about them from the beginning.  Not only did I begin to care about the characters from the beginning, but I could feel the hurt and pain that each of them was dealing with.  I could relate to these characters, not to the woman with cancer, as I have not had to face that, but some of the issues her children were dealing with were definitely things I could relate to, things I had dealt with in my life, either directly or indirectly.  The dialogue was believable and realistic.  Mr. King did a great job describing the setting and the scenes just enough to give me the information I needed, to feel as though I were there, but not too much as to make the story feel bogged down.

In my opinion, this book has something for everyone.  To watch how the characters dealt with the issues they faced was inspiring and thought-provoking.  I think I would re-read this book if I ever faced cancer.  I recommend this book to anyone who has faced, is facing, or knows someone who has faced or is facing cancer.  I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading realistic stories with believable characters and resolution.

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