Book Review: The Death and Life of Charlie St. CloudNot even death can keep two brothers from meeting to play ball: it sounds like a sentimental TV movie, doesn't it? Actually, Sherwood's second novel after The Man Who Ate the is warmhearted but not maudlin, exploring the bonds between the living and the dead and the lengths to which we'll go for love. A secret jaunt to a Sox game ends in tragedy when Charlie St. Cloud, who isn't old enough for a driver's license, crashes the car he pinched from a neighbor. The hearts of Charlie and his younger brother, Sam, stop, but miraculously, Charlie is resuscitated. Thirteen years later, Charlie is 28 and working as the caretaker for the Marblehead cemetery where Sam is buried; he's also spending every evening playing catch with the ghost of year-old Sam, who's putting off going to heaven for the game.
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THE DEATH AND LIFE OF CHARLIE ST. CLOUD
The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud is a novel by Ben Sherwood. It is a fictional fable about an extraordinary experience of a man called Charlie St. Cloud who is resuscitated following a car accident that kills his brother. Charlie St. Cloud age 15 and Sam 12 are two brothers with a love so strong, no force can separate them.
The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood is so far the best book this reviewer has read this year. Charlie St. Cloud was very close to his younger brother, Sam. The two were born out of wedlock, with different fathers, but with the love of their mother and a very strong brotherly bond, Sam and Charlie had a good life and were the best of friends. They did everything together and shared many interests including baseball.
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Cloud by stumbling upon the novel at a bookstore. At the time of this review, I knew there was a movie coming to theaters, so I wanted to know about the fuss. Immediately intrigued by reading the back cover, I raced home and dove right in to the pages. An award-winning journalist and best-selling novelist, Ben Sherwood once worked as an executive producer for Good Morning America. The Death and Life of Charlie St.