I'm a 32 year old born and raised in beautiful New Zealand. I've lived all over the north island and currently reside in sunny Hawkes Bay. I'm a childcare worker and love to spend my spare time at the local pottery club.
on June 18, 2014 :
(Disclosure: I've read and reviewed The Other Side for a different site also. This is my Smashwords review.)
RV Martin has written from a perspective of love and understanding, for each character that she has created. She does not condone certain actions or behaviors (by no means).
However, you’ll find as you read, that you must choose a side, or at the very least, judge for yourself.
Please keep in mind that I say, judge for yourself; NOT stand in judgment. That distinction is crucial.
The reader may feel more like a witness as Martin writes; she seems to step aside and let you truly see.
I appreciated the fact that each character is in the process of learning, about God, themselves and the people around them. Martin, as I wrote before, did not lead the reader, but presented all of the “facts”. The reader must draw his or her own conclusions.
The Other Side is suspenseful, unexpected and satisfying.
Maybe you will find that you can pick up The Other Side without picking a side – but I feel you’d be the better for it.
(review of free book)
on Feb. 09, 2014 :
The Other Side has a well written plot. 28 year old Lily Hicks is the true representative of modern age. Philosophic and religious questions form the nucleus of this work. The characters are lifelike and one can easily relate with them. It appears the action is happening before your eyes. A well constructed beginning, middle and end makes the story special. Language is gripping and engages the reader's interest in the story. All the strings are beautifully placed. I enjoyed this very much and recommend it to all my friends.
(review of free book)
on Nov. 10, 2013 :
Fantastic! Explores some important spiritual and philosophical issues but in a completely relatable and non judgemental way. Definitely recommended.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Oct. 29, 2013 :
This inventive and imaginative novel explores belief from many angles. It's not possible to avoid being drawn into an investment in the character's lives. Somehow the writer, who's very skilled at description and insight, has translated the search of many for meaning, into a story of easy readability and credibility. This is a fine piece of writing and one that will keep the reader " spell bound " till the closing words.
(reviewed the day of purchase)