No matter where you go, no matter whether you succeed or fail, stand or fall, no gone is too far gone. You can always come home. At the age of eighteen, musician and songwriter Cooper OConnor took everything his father held dear and drove 1,200 miles from home to Nashville, his life riding on a six-string guitar and the bold wager that he had talent. But his wager soon proved foolish.Five years after losing everything, he falls in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song. But just as he realizes his love for Daley, Cooper faces a tragedy that threatens his life as well as his career. With nowhere else to go, he returns to his remote home in the Colorado Mountains, searching for answers about his father and his faith.When Daley shows up on his street corner twenty years later, he wonders if its too late to tell her the truth about his pastand if he is ready to face it.A radical retelling of the story of the prodigal son, Long Way Gone takes us from tent revivals to t...
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Long Way Gone Reviews
Another stellar novel from Martin. His fabulous gift for characterization is evident on each page. Layers of the story are peeled back to show the spiritual truth underneath the gripping plot. This is a reimagining of the prodigal son story from the Bible, and the reader's faith can't help but be enriched and encouraged after completing the book. Cooper is an intricate character with an amazing story to tell, and the supporting cast is just as important to provide additional depth and understand ...more
My first Charles Martin book was Wrapped in Rain: A Novel of Coming Home which I absolutely loved. Granted it was almost 10 years ago, I may feel differently about it today, but I don't know. I still carry that story in my heart. I loved how that book reached out and grabbed me and then pulled me under. So it is with sadness that I wasn't as stunned by this one. I've read almost everything he's written, hoping to find another Wrapped in Rain: A Novel of Coming Home, but I haven't yet found it, b ...more
What a powerful read. This was the most profound retelling of a parable that I've ever enccountered. The three-part structure really worked for this story, and though there was lot of telling versus showing in Part Two, even that worked because it was told through the first-person lens of Cooper, the main character. It's been a long time since a book moved me to tears, but this one had me on the verge of weeping near the end! I especially appreciated the author's note after the end of the story. ...more
Long Way Gone is a retelling of the story of the Prodigal Son, set in high-country Colorado and among the ups and downs of the Nashville music industry. It’s written in first person from the point of view of Cooper O’Connor, an evangelist’s son with a gift for music.
The writing is outstanding, the plot is excellent, the structure close to perfect.
I was fascinated by the musical information—the Ryman theatre, the Nashville Notation System, the whole music vibe. Anyone who watches Nashville or wh ...more
Really enjoyed this read. The writing style is so different, and the storyline is incredibly well done. Giving this five stars because it touched my heart and brought a tear or two. Very few books do that.
The characters seem so real, and the plot ( though not original) is so very touching. This was my first by this author, but I don't expect it will be my last. This had a strong faith theme...and a bit of the unseen spiritual world.
Recommend. This is going on my forever shelves.
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A moving and emotional tale, based loosely on the parable of the prodigal son.
You know there's good storie and then there's great stories. This is a great story and one that I know will stay with me for a very long time to come.
I highly reccomend this story, especially to anyone who is atall musical, as there are many many musical references in this book, a lot of which went right over my head. At times I found these a little distracting, but not enough to ruin a beautiful tale, and I'm sure so ...more
Charles Martin is fast becoming one of my favorites! Gripping book. Solid story. Emotional ride. I love music so it made me doubly interested. Some of the religious views made me pause and say, "what????" But don't let the fact you may question or differ with some of the religious interpretations in the story keep you from this book. Jesus' story of the Prodigal Son has always touched my heart because we are all prodigals in one way or the other and prone to "leave the God we love". This story b ...more
Cooper O'Conner's father is one of those "tent preachers". No mother in the picture as his mother died a long time ago and it's just been him and his father and sitting up tents, taking them down, listening to his father preach, and Coop (nicknamed "Peg") developing into a pretty good musician. His father and lots of people around him recognize Coop's talent including a few folks from Nashville and it's those folks from Nashville that worry his father. The lure of Nashville is just too much for ...more