Wednesday, April 23, 2014

~Review~ Central Park Song by Zack Love *****

Can love really conquer all? What if you met someone from an entirely different world who could change everything in your world — and in ways you never imagined?

“Central Park Song” explores that scenario and is an urban love story reminiscent of “Good Will Hunting,” “Pretty Woman,” and “Six Degrees of Separation.”

Rodney is a passionate black man with brilliant talents but a mental illness that leaves him homeless. Melinda is a white Manhattan law partner with an artistic soul, trapped by the pressures of corporate law, her wealthy father, and her three-year boyfriend. A charming, chance encounter leads to a magical courtship and life-changing choices that make an unlikely New York romance possible.

1) this is a PG-rated love story (suitable for teens and adults)
2) this romance is a SCREENPLAY (so it’s formatted differently, and written entirely in the present tense with an emphasis on actions and dialogue rather than inner thoughts).

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                                              ~FIVE STARS~

Let me say that this was one of the most creative and beautiful stories I have ever read. I loved that Zack wasn’t afraid to write something completely different than most authors.  He did an amazing job with this screenplay and I am so honored I got to read it because I really enjoyed it and fell in love with the story. It’s absolutely delightful.

Rodney is unlike any other man you will read about. His soul is artistic and filled with so much delightfulness. I loved how he described love, how he saw it. You could feel it within your own soul when you read his words. I was so mesmerized by this man and loved watching him grow and become more than anyone thought he would be.

Melinda is a wonderful woman. I enjoyed following her journey. She is strong and vibrant and I loved that once she met Rodney all of the goodness and love within her came to the surface more and she saw that she needed to make some changes in order to truly love herself.

Rodney and Melinda are definitely not two people you would ever see being together. But let me say that you can’t pick who you fall in love with and these two souls belonged together. I adored their relationship and loved watching it grow. So if you have a fondness for a romantic and beautiful love story I highly recommend you read this book. It’s remarkably written and will touch your heart in so many ways. 

To give you a little snippet here is one of my favorite quotes from this wonderful book: 

Let the park live in you until it sings you a song. Taste the air of dampened wood in your mouth. Hear the autumn leaves rustling in the zephyr of your mind. See the squirrels bounding across branches hanging from your thoughts. Let your soul frolic in the smell of the park’s grass. Touch every inch of the park that you memory can fly through as if you had only two more minutes left to live.

Zack Love graduated from Harvard College, where he tried to create a bachelor’s degree in Women. With the bachelor portion of that degree in hand, he settled in New York City but – to afford renting his bed-sized studio – found himself flirting mostly with a computer screen and stacks of documents. Determined not to die a corporate drone, Zack decided to sacrifice sleep for screenwriting, an active social life, and Internet startups offering temporary billion-dollar fantasies.

To feed his steady diet of NYC nightlife, he regularly crashed VIP parties in the early 2000s and twice bumped into his burgeoning crush, a Hollywood starlet. But – much to Zack’s surprise – neither of those awkward conversations led to marriage with the A-list actress. Zack eventually consoled himself by imagining fiascoes far worse than those involving his celebrity crush. In the process, he dreamed up a motley gang of five men inspired by some of his college friends and quirky work colleagues. And thus was born Sex in the Title. But the novel is not autobiographical: Zack never had his third leg attacked by any mammal (nor by any plant, for that matter). In fact, keeping his member safe has been one of Zack’s lifelong goals – and one of the few that he’s managed to accomplish.

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