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I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. McDowell by Willaim H Coles was a gripping book about the life of a man who you hated at first. Although his intentions were unusually not honorable, Hiram McDowell was a man learning to change. This quality made him an endearing character and made me want to keep reading. The book was well edited and moved at a smooth pace. The story knit together the lives of everyone he touched in some way and those who touched him as he became a changed man.
What I liked most about this book is how it gives hope that even the most difficult, horrible people can learn to be a better version of themselves. Hiram was by no means a perfect man, but he started to have a changed perspective due to his experiences and the people he encountered. After everything went south for him, he was so sure that everyone in his life had conspired against him. He expresses, “I’m angry all the time. I can’t get rid of it.” Later in the book, we can see that he is more relaxed, selfless, joyful, and peaceful. He learned to get rid of his anger.Read the entire review here…