A Life Worth Living

Fiction - Drama
225 Pages
Reviewed on 10/09/2018
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Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

“These long hours were for them, not for his ego.” Dave Thompson works hard to provide for his family, sacrificing his time with them. It causes a strain in his relationship with his wife of 18 years, Debbie. He’s aware of the problem, and he’s trying his best to mend their bond. He trims his work hours, goes home as early as he can, spends more time with his children and is more attentive towards Debbie. The family even had a good weekend at Debbie’s parents’ house. But is it already too late for him?

A Life Worth Living by T.L. Scott directly highlights early on how work is taking a toll on marriage and family lives. Unfortunately, this is the norm of our society, and the Thompsons’ life reflects that issue. The writing style has a subtle flair and the characterization as a whole is good, although I find Dave and Debbie have better depth than others. Familial bonds, love, loss, depression and marital issues... for a good portion of the book, it seemed like an ordinary 'slice of life' tale. Then there are these dreams that confuse Dave, enough to make him question his reality.

Readers who prefer fast-paced, edgy story lines may struggle with A Life Worth Living in the beginning, but the plot twists and the denouement are very rewarding for committed and patient readers. For me, discovering the truth of the story was gratifying and touching at the same time. The life lesson that is instilled here is the one we know so well but need to be reminded of again and again. Despite slight imperfections, this is a good and thought-provoking read from Scott.