Rust


Christian - Fiction
208 Pages
Reviewed on 10/27/2015
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Author Biography

Corbin Bernsen most recently starred as Henry Spencer on USA Network’s hit original series "Psych." First catapulted to stardom during the 1980s by the hit NBC TV series, "L.A. Law," he was nominated twice for both an Emmy® Award and a Golden Globe Award®. Along the way, he hosted "Saturday Night Live," and guest starred on "Seinfeld" and "Star Trek" to name a few notable television appearances. In the feature film arena, he starred in the comedy "Hello Again," followed by other critically-acclaimed roles in "Disorganized Crime," Wolfgang Peterson’s "Shattered," "The Great White Hype," and as the Cleveland Indians’ third baseman-turned-owner Roger Dorn in the extremely popular "Major League" series of films. With the film "Rust," Bernsen shifted his focus to family-friendly movies and formed Home Theater Films. Bernsen’s latest film project, "Christian Mingle," was released in January 2015 by Capitol. Bernsen lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 26 years, actress Amanda Pays, and their four sons.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Sarah Scheele for Readers' Favorite

Rust by Corbin Bernsen was a truly poignant and deeply human drama. Rather than relying on special effects, fantasy, or sizzle to deliver a plot, Rust’s quiet narrative lays open the vulnerabilities and frailties of the very ordinary. Hero James Moore grew up the athletic poster boy of a small northeast town called Kipling. But when his beloved mother - the only real link between him and his father - died, James retreated into himself and left Kipling to become a pastor, leaving his teenage sister, bitter father, and the hopes of the entire town behind him. Now an adult, James is called back to Kipling to investigate the brutal murder of a farm family by arson. In the midst of trying to repair his relationship with his father and proving his merit to the town, James will have to come to grips with the truth about his faith and the person who committed the crime.

I was very impressed with the subtle storytelling and emotional depth of Rust. Corbin Bernsen did a superb job of taking a motion picture and making a good novelization out of it. The Christian themes throughout felt touching and realistic. Side characters such as Mary, James’s divorced and overworked sister, Duane, the gruff but honest Chief of Police, and Rick, Mary's irresponsible, cheating husband were fully fleshed out and tactfully portrayed. Overall, I would recommend Rust because the characters seemed like real, flawed people and it got me thinking about my own faith.