January 3, 2013
Sons of Suicide is a non-fiction novel told through the eyes of the author, Dan Andrews.
This book is the story of him as a young boy having to deal with the loss of his mother. She had committed suicide, and his life was never the same.
This tragedy made his childhood rough, but as he began to grow older and mature, he found a way to turn his pain into a positive thing. He decided that he wants to help others, whether through this book or by coaching in a gym.
Dan’s story is very real. It is one that not many people experience, but at the same time, too many people experience it. The pages of this book are filled with emotion that you may not find in many other writings. It was truly written very well.
Sons of Suicide is not a sob story. Dan isn't trying to get the world to feel sorry for him. It is quite the opposite. He is opening up and sharing his experience to show that it is possible to get through tragedy. You will always have the scar, but you can turn your life around and become a better person.
This is a great read, I loved every bit of it. It was emotional, sad, and happy as well.
5/5 stars. The writing was great, the purpose of the writing was even better.
October 5, 2012
From tragedy to moving on, this story takes you through it all.
It was one of the saddest books I have read in a while. It is a non-fiction memoir about the loss of a child. It is very heartfelt and touching, and I am sure it will hit home to all young parents who worry about their newborns. While, hopefully, the occurrences in the story will not happen to them, having a newborn child always leaves parents with a small sense of paranoia with everything they do.
This book was very well written. It was short – only 60 pages but took you basically through hell and back. Overall, it is a story about recovering from a terrible tragedy, and while time may heal some wounds, you need support from friends, family, and sometimes religion to be able to heal enough to move on with your life. This story is very inspirational, and reminds you not to take the simple things in life for granted.
Overall, this book receives a 5/5 for me. It was very well written, and I was hooked from the first page. I needed to know what was going to happen. I encourage everyone to pick up this book. It is very short and inexpensive, and the struggle that Mohan and his wife went through needs to be brought to light. You will not regret this purchase.
Once I finished this book, I contacted Mohan and asked him to express his motivation for writing this book: “I found it cathartic to write about my experience, grief and attempt to move on. The book is intended to demonstrate how my wife and I moved forward after the tragedy, perhaps an inspiration for others undergoing life crisis. Although I delve into my grief and loss, the goal was also to demonstrate human triumph over tragedy.”
To hear more from Mohan visit his blog and Twitter: http://achildlostinflight.blogspot.com/
This book is available through Amazon as an ebook. You can check it out here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008E9KKCW