Review from OnlineBookClub.org
I highly recommend this book to any reader who likes powerful character development and plenty of food for thought. McDowell’s story will take you on a journey full of twists and turns, both good and bad. When you turn the final page, you’ll feel sad and satisfied all at once, and strangely wanting more.
I finished McDowell with the feeling that, if it were at all possible to get hold of Hiram’s completed memoirs, I would be very interested to read them. Seldom have I come across such a complex and multi-faceted character as this, and I feel he would make a fascinating case-study for any psychologist. Only once adversity had stripped him of everything did the real person emerge and redeem himself in one final act of altruism. And hopefully, that’s how we will remember Hiram McDowell.
I would unreservedly give McDowell a rating of 4 out of 4 stars and look forward to many more books by this talented writer.