The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon
The depth and substance of the characters, the creative and superb storyline, and the powerful way that Ms Harmon has of weaving love, tragedy, humor, broken-ness and redemption throughout.
Someone found him in a laundry basket at the Quick Wash, wrapped in a towel, a few hours old and close to death. They called him “Baby Moses” when they shared his story on the ten o’clock news.
It all happened before I was born, and by the time I met Moses and my mom told me all about him, the story was old news, and nobody wanted anything to do with him. People love babies, even sick babies. Even crack babies. But babies grow up to be kids, and kids grow up to be teenagers. Nobody wants a messed up teenager.
And Moses was messed up. Moses was a law unto himself. But he was also strange and exotic and beautiful. To be with him would change my life in ways I could never have imagined. Maybe I should have stayed away. Maybe I should have listened. My mother warned me. Even Moses warned me. But I didn’t stay away.
Review by the Elf in the Kitchen:
You know, I was so excited to find this was being released in audio form. I had read it when it first came out and thought it to be such brilliant writing.
The depth and substance of the characters, the creative and superb storyline, and the powerful way that Ms Harmon has of weaving love, tragedy, humor, broken-ness and redemption throughout. That being said, it just HAD to be heard as well. And, boy howdy, I was not disappointed.
The two narrators (JD Jackson/Moses and Tavia Gilbert/Geoergia) were excellent in their interpretation of the writing adding further to the veracity of the story. I love to listen to a book I’ve read and this one has got to be among my all time favorites. I heard things I did not read or see; I felt things on a much more primal level; and the connection to both Moses and Georgia (and always Eli) was one forged on an emotional anvil.
So, why go any further with the review? It’s by far and away a lovely opportunity to visit this book for the first time or to connect at the different and deeper levels after reading it. Don’t miss it, please.
Review by Jemma:
This story is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever encountered. The way Amy tells Moses and Georgia’s tale leaves you aching and raw. Outstanding storytelling, Amy. Absolutely loved it.