I recently joined Thomas Nelson Book Reviewer program and my first selection was N.D. Wilson’s, Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl.

_140_245_Book.61.coverIn Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl, Nate Wilson takes us on a confusing journey exploring the world we live in and the God who spoke it into existence. He explores many snapshots of the world as through his own unique eyes and tries desperately to relate that sense to his readers.

I really wanted to enjoy this book, to be bowled over by his writing style and imagination but sadly it left me wanting. I felt as though I was reading a journal of sorts, maybe one that has not learned to organize their thoughts for literary consumption. His resolutions to the discord felt forced and unwarranted. The book felt very awkward. His style of writing left the reader dizzy and with their head spinning from trying to keep in line where the point lay.

I will say he is one of the more creative writers I have read in a while, but he tries so hard to be deep and really insightful. When he does attempt to be funny he comes off very exaggerated and confusing.

I cannot endorse this book for purchase. You are much better served saving the $10.19 from Amazon and purchasing a month’s supply of gum. In fact, if you want my copy send me your address and I will send it to you free of charge.

In conclusion, I am very disappointed with this book after watching a few introductory videos from Thomas Nelson.

Maybe round two will be better.