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by Charles Martin — Tuesday, October 16, 2007 Published in Reader Comments — 115 comments
If you have read Chasing Fireflies please post your thoughts by adding a comment.
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Chasing...was the first book by Martin I picked up and attempted to read but it was so disturbing that I couldn't get past the first two chapters. Thankfully I'm reading The Mountain Between us and giving Martin another shot.
I'm currently reading Chasing Fireflies and there is a huge mistake in it. When Liam/Unc gets sentenced to prison, it says that because it was the early 70s, interest rates were on their way to the 20s which was a huge part of the reason that he had to sell his portion of the bank and a large part of the Zuta to his brother. However, the year was 1979 which is hardly the early 70s. Also, by the time he would have gone on trial, it would have been at the very least 1980 because the tornado happened in July of 1979. Reagan would have been president and that's when things were turning around for everyone financially. How did no one catch this mistake before the book was published? It's a good read but when a mistake like that is made, it's annoying to the reader or at least this reader.
I thoroughly enjoyed Catching Fireflies. I have spent a lot of time in south Georgia and am familiar with a lot of the places. You kept me spellbound. I wanted to read it fast but I also wanted to slow down and savor it. I am going to reread it when my daughter returns it. Thank you for the pleasure of a great book!
This one made me cry. Mostly because that funeral was so poignant, but also because I knew I was closing in on my last Charles Martin book. What am I going to do until your next release?
WOW! Just finished reading "Chasing Fireflies" and I am so full of emotion! This is the second Charles Martin book I have read....the first being "The Mountain Between Us". I have never felt compelled to seek out how to tell the author how very much I loved his books, but I have to!! I was so sad to be done with both books. Such wonderful stories, and many tears flowed! Thank you, Charles Martin! I can't wait to read more!
Hi I was just wondering if someone could please clarify whose point of view the last chapter,"On Uncle Willee" is from. Thanks!
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