Item description for Charybdis by K. A. Thompson...
Charybdis is an engaging novel about one man's perception of himself, and how the truth can change his vision.
His life littered with the women he's used--a dead hooker he planned on marrying, and a stepfather he hates with a passion--Chip Davis is ready to move on. The woman has found her way into his life, and he intends to run with her at full speed towards happiness. Nothing can stop him--not a dead friend, a missing brother, or a father with employment that leaves Chip cold--nothing except for the truth.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.1" Width: 5.06" Height: 1.05" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Jul 30, 2003
Publisher Inkblot Books
ISBN 1932461019 ISBN13 9781932461015
Availability 100 units. Availability accurate as of May 28, 2017 02:34.
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More About K. A. Thompson
K. A. Thompson currently resides in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Charybdis?
Thumbs Up, Both Of 'Em Jan 31, 2002
Chip Davis is not a guy you want your daughter dating. He uses women, even planned on marrying a hooker knowing full well what she was, and doesn't care. But he's changing, and when he meets Terry, he starts to look at life from a whole new angle. He's open to the possibilities that what he thinks is fact just might not be, and that presumptions can lean to heartache and confusion. And Terry is a strong character, not the cookie cutter "oh I need a man" woman in a lot of literature.
Charybdis follows Chip through 2 years in 1970's, from his guilt over realizing what his selfishness cost another person, to him finally coming to grips with the ultimate truth of his life and who he is. With him along the way are Terry, the woman who steals his heart, his father and stepfather, best friends Doug and Kris, and his boss, Dan. The path he takes has its quirky turns, his son is so cute he leaps off the page, and the ending is not at all what's expected.
This is a novel that works on more than one level, and the easy going tone in which is it written makes it a better than average story. A definite thumbs ups (with apologies to the late Gene Siskel and the still living Roger Ebert).
Absolutely enthralling Dec 21, 2001
This book was an outstanding read. The story of Chip and his friends and family as they go through the various trials in his search for the truth, with curveballs thrown at you just when you think you've got it. The characters are well developed and superbly written. The way that the story alternates between the perspectives of the various characters adds to the various levels of the story and keeps the book moving seamlessly. The storyline and its characters are compelling and likeable. I truely couldn't wait until I could read the next chapter. I especially liked the natural, easy conversation of the characters; it makes you relate to the characters as they draw you into their world. Would highly recommend it.
Charybdis Nov 28, 2001
Charybdis is one of the best books of the year. The characters are interesting and well developed, the style is crisp and clean. It may be a cliche, but I truly picked it up and couldn't put it down.
A Real Page Turner Nov 28, 2001
Charybdis is a real page-turner of a book. Chip Davis is the main character, he's a guy who has a past he's not exactly proud of, but life is going pretty well for him... until things start to fall apart. How he handles everything that seems to be coming at him and how he treats the people around him--and how they handle his temper--is compelling.
This book has the feel of friends sitting around, telling you their story. It's engaging, and it's hard to put down once you get started on it.
Excellent First Novel Nov 19, 2001
The first line of this book made me want to keep going, and I'm glad I did. It's a very character-driven novel, with likeable characters who are easy to care about, and to get ticked off at. I didn't know what to expect from this book, and I had to look up the title (but if I just read the book first it would have dawned on me what it meant), but I liked it so much that I read the whole thing in one evening. I especially liked the multiple first person format, being able to see what each character is thinking and feeling. It felt very conversational, as if a group of people were telling me their story one by one; even the baby, as he grows up and begins to talk, stands out as an individual. I was surprised that it's the author's first novel, and I hope he or she keeps writing.