Monday, November 16, 2009

Same Kind of Different as Me

A couple of days ago a friend lent me Same Kind of Different as Me. She'd told me what an amazing story it is, and I remembered my mom telling me she'd heard the author speak on St. Simons, so I started reading it right away. I just finished it and it was so good that I just had to post about it!

It is the true (but almost unbelievable) story of two men and how their lives intersected. Ron was a wealthy, self-absorbed art dealer who enjoyed an extravagant lifestyle. Denver was a sharecropper who grew up on a plantation picking cotton without any electricity or education. By the time these two men meet, Denver is homeless, angry, and dangerous.

I found the story fascinating. It's about compassion, about suffering and hardship, and about redemption. It is well-written: the chapters are short, and they alternate from the perspective of Ron and Denver, so it stays interesting. I wholeheartedly recommend it!

Also, I just checked out the author's website, and he says that a movie is in the works by the same producer who did Pursuit of Happyness. Samuel L. Jackson will play Denver, and it will be out sometime in 2010!

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Daniel and Duski said...[Reply to comment]

Such a great book! I enjoyed it so much, too. I am LOVING your blog posts and updates. Will is such an adorable baby. I know you are having fun being a mommy!

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