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By into this world Only she knows the circumstances surrounding her mysterious fall off the bluff that landed her in the hospital being kept alive by medical intervention Only she knows who the father of her baby is In this poignantly crafted literary novel the mystery unfolds and the suspense builds as the conseuences of Jude’s decisions thre It was sure hard to get anything done in my real life once I picked this book up I kept thinking one chapter and I willclean house get dressed turn off the light you name it It completely kept my attention The plot focuses on Jude a gay single woman who is in a coma as a result of falling off the cliff near her home How did that happen Who was Jude How does this accident impact her best friend her lawyer her nurse I was hooked immediately on the concept of Jude telling her tale while in a coma a very thought provoking way to narrate her side of the story It left me with lots of uestions and thoughts about people who are incapacitated at the end stages of life I was drawn in by the other characters as well even those I did not like Each of their back stories made them human real and sometimes scary The story unfolds in a most interesting way leaking the past into the present so you understand the context of what s going on I feel like I just stepped off a roller coaster my head is reeling I feel a little sick but I am dying to get back on the next ride Cenote very thought provoking way to narrate her side of the story It left me with lots of uestions and thoughts about people who are incapacitated at the end stages of life I was drawn in by the other characters as well even those I did not like Each of their back stories made them human real and sometimes scary The story unfolds in a most interesting way leaking the past into the present so you understand the context of what s going on I feel like I just stepped off a roller coaster my head is reeling I feel a little sick but I am dying to get back on the next ride

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Bluff Author Lenore Skomal

Aten to reveal everyone's deceptions even her own Bluff offers a sensitive look at essential uestions such as the value of human life the consciousness of those in a coma and the morality of terminating life support At the core is the story of a tragically misunderstood woman who finds peace acceptance understanding and even love on her deathbed I LOVED this book If I could give it 10 stars I would It s smart it s meaty and it s relevant Another reviewer characterized it as an issues story if it is then I m an issues kind of reader I like stories that make me think I also admire this book s structure Skomal had a lot to balance here and she did it with grace and panache and real feeling for her characters I know she felt for them because she made me feel for them too Skomal is a writer to be reckoned with and this a book you just shouldn t miss Saami Pre-Christian Religion value of human life the consciousness of those in a coma and the morality of terminating life support At the core is the story of a tragically misunderstood woman who finds peace acceptance understanding and even love on her deathbed I LOVED this book If I could give it 10 stars I would It s smart it s meaty and it s relevant Another reviewer characterized it as an issues story if it is then I m an issues kind of reader I like stories that make me think I also admire this book s structure Skomal had a lot to balance here and she did it with grace and panache and real feeling for her characters I know she felt for them because she made me feel for them too Skomal is a writer to be reckoned with and this a book you just shouldn t miss

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To the medical world I was a host body surviving only to bring a new life into the world And while I wanted to die than anything in the world I never wanted this No I never wanted to cease to exist This was the worst death of all”Jude Black lives in that in between twilight place teetering on death but clinging to life in order to bring her ba Review originally posted here Compelling Powerful three words I d use to describe Bluff which opens with the words I was born a weaklingBluff weaves together the story of Jude named after the patron saint of the same name who is found fallen off a bluff and will indefinitely remain in a persistive vegetative state She is also carrying a child whose chances of being delivered without risk are high further complicating the situationHow did Jude fall off the bluff Was it foul play Was it suicideWho is the father of the unborn child Why was even her best friend Frances kept in the darkShould Jude be placed on life support indefinitely Or would it be kinder to let her go once the baby was deliveredBluff takes its time to reveal the truth behind what happened in the bluff through the perspectives of Jude as well as several key players in her story Frances Frances husband who never liked Jude her sister her family lawyer the nurse and And in the process the author does not shy away from exploring the complexities in the law religion life drug use and deathDear JudeYou were floating in between life and death and that was precisely the place where you were fully able to accept and understand why things were the way they were It was painful to watch you take in things from afar but ironically this was the time when you connected most with the people around youIt pained me to see you sad all the time But with your family history and struggle with your sexuality I fully understood your depression It moved me to tears when you were finally on the brink of letting go of all of that sadness and anger Dear Mary Shannon the nurseI marveled at the shades of gray in your personality You like most of the key players in the story were so difficult to hate and like at the same time You were so human It was depressingDear Father of the Unborn ChildOh My God You were the twisted revelation I could ve lived without May you uh I can t even curse you It would affect all these other people in your life Which was one of the things I loathed and admired in Bluff the tight web of responsibility and carelessness how one action affected several others with such easeDear SeuelI hope there s retribution And redemption It was hinted that there would beThe characters in Bluff they are brilliant They are complex and difficult and most of the time they are torn into making difficult decisions While the story centered around Jude coming to terms with the cause and conseuences of her fall there were also debates on the ethics of so many important issues related to euthanasia the Church and medicine organ donation and All of the characters were active participants None of them could deny responsibility None of their skeletons stayed in their closet Instead they crept out eventually choosing to catch up with them in the heart wrenching yet mind boggling climax Of course I want to read about themDear BluffI write this review hoping I can convey the weight originality eeriness and sheer brilliance of the premise Every person s perspective mattered and Jude s ethereal presence was essential to tie everything together to validate the need to ask all those uestions which the book askedYou made me think and ponder over every last detail of the plot to say I was impressed and completely satisfied with the book is an understatementYoursMe


10 thoughts on “Bluff Author Lenore Skomal

  1. says:

    Blog Tour Stop Oct 3Review of The BluffReviewed for Full Moon Bites Blog Tours Oct 3 2012An inescapable reader’s hook immediately yanks the reader into this fast paced engrossing novel never letting go While we ponder the unfolding story of Jude from both within and without we read with heart in mouth and pulse pounding demanding answers to the uestions What happened Why Who was involved What about her condi

  2. says:

    Review originally posted here Compelling Powerful; three words I'd use to describe Bluff which opens with the words I was bo

  3. says:

    I received a copy of this book from the author for purpose of honest review I was not compensated for this review and all conclusions are my own responsibility I’m rather at a loss for words to accurately review this book for I’m not ent

  4. says:

    Mighty 'Bluff' offers a stunning view of life and deathIn her author's profile Lenore Skomal says she wants you to eat her books and gobble I

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    I would like to give Full Moon Bites a huge THANK YOU for allowing me to be a part of this tour I have to say that I have never read a book that has taken my breath away like Bluff did It causes you to look at an issue that is a controversy no matter how you look at it Death and dying is a heated debate that will last as long as ma

  6. says:

    It was sure hard to get anything done in my real life once I picked this book up I kept thinking one chapter and I willclean house get dressed turn off the light you name it It completely kept my attention The plot focuses on Jude a g

  7. says:

    I just finished reading this book and I'mwhatspellboundstartled No word seems to sum it up as per my expectationsIt is indeed a very different kind of book Everything from the plot to the characters to the the wr

  8. says:

    This book was interesting The thing I didn't like about it was that there was very little storyline Most of the book was background information on the characters some of which was unnecessary I thought For instance the secretary at Paul Williams' law office Too much detail about her as she wasn't an important character at all I wish there had been a little action but I guess that is hard to do when your main c

  9. says:

    I LOVED this book If I could give it 10 stars I would It’s smart it’s meaty and it’s relevant Another reviewer characterized it as an “issues” story if it is then I’m an “issues” kind of reader; I like stories that make me think I also admire this book’s structure—Skomal had a lot to balanc

  10. says:

    COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN Throughly enjoyed this book The suspense just builds as each character is introduced The mystery keeps unfolding as the characters are revealed I loved it

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