Blind Sight

Blind Sight This spellbinding story introduces the unforgettable seventeen year old narrator Luke Prescott who has been brought up in a bohemian matriarchy by his divorced New Age mother a religious grandmothe

  • Title: Blind Sight
  • Author: Meg Howrey
  • ISBN: 9780307379160
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This spellbinding story introduces the unforgettable seventeen year old narrator, Luke Prescott, who has been brought up in a bohemian matriarchy by his divorced New Age mother, a religious grandmother, and two precocious half sisters Having spent a short lifetime swinging agreeably between the poles of Eastern mysticism and New England Puritanism, Luke is fascinated by tThis spellbinding story introduces the unforgettable seventeen year old narrator, Luke Prescott, who has been brought up in a bohemian matriarchy by his divorced New Age mother, a religious grandmother, and two precocious half sisters Having spent a short lifetime swinging agreeably between the poles of Eastern mysticism and New England Puritanism, Luke is fascinated by the new fields of brain science and believes in having evidence for his beliefs Without evidence, he declares, you just have hope, which is nice, but not reliable Luke is writing his college applications when his father a famous television star whom he never knew calls and invites him to Los Angeles for the summer Luke accepts and is plunged into a world of location shooting, celebrity interviews, glamorous parties, and premieres As he begins to know the difference between his father s public persona and his private one, Luke finds himself sorting through his own personal mythology By the end of the summer Luke thinks he has found the answers he s been seeking, only to discover that the differences between truth and belief are not always easy to spot, and that evidence can be withheld when Luke returns home, his mother reveals something she knows will change everything for him With Blind Sight, Meg Howrey gives us a smart, funny, and deeply moving story about truth versus belief, about what we do and don t tell ourselves with the result, as Luke says, that we don t always know what we know.

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    About " Meg Howrey "

  • Meg Howrey

    Meg Howrey is the author of the novels The Wanderers, The Cranes Dance, and Blind Sight She is also the coauthor, writing under the pen name Magnus Flyte, of the New York Times Bestseller City of Dark Magic and City of Lost Dreams Her non fiction has appeared in Vogue and The Los Angeles Review of Books She currently lives in Los Angeles.Meg was a professional dancer who performed with the Joffrey Ballet and City Ballet of Los Angeles, among others She made her theatrical debut in James Lapine s Twelve Dreams at Lincoln Center, and received the 2001 Ovation Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her role in the Broadway National Tour of Contact.

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  • If I were to think about the characteristics that best describe the "type" of book I most enjoy, the list would include believable, beautifully drawn characters; a relatable but not necessarily utterly realistic plot; emotional development for the characters and, in turn, for me; and a feeling of slight melancholy once I finish reading, because the book is done. Of course, I've thought about this today because I just finished Meg Howrey's debut novel, Blind Sight, which I can definitely say is m [...]


  • This is the story of Luke, a seventeen-year-old who has never met his biological father. As the book opens he has just discovered that his father, Mark, is a man who has become a well-known TV star. His father seeks him out and invites him to LA to visit for the summer so they can get to know each other. Over the summer Luke learns a lot about himself, and is allowed into his father's private life further than anyone else Mark has around him. They develop a great bond. Then Luke must go home to [...]


  • I really enjoyed this book, and I thought it had great messages and raised great questions about the meaning of biology, perception, and relationships. I thought the writing was solid from beginning to end. There were a few flaws which detracted from its overall effect, which I thought could have been easily remedied. First, I agree with those that said the change in point of view (between first and third person) was a distraction. Although it eventually becomes clear that the first person secti [...]


  • Although this book had a lot of good moments, in the end, I really have to say it was only OK. I think the plot had lots of potential, the characters were for the most part well developed, and the themes were universal and poignant; but there were a few flaws that kept this novel from being the great work it could have been. On a few important occasions, the characters seemed to act out of character. I know that that can be used to show depth or as a technique to move a plot along, but I think i [...]


  • This is Howrey's debut novel and how she, a former professional ballet dancer turned professional actress turned writer was able to channel a 17 year old cross-country-running boy from Delaware, we will never know!I loved this book and didn't want it to end - though the ending is a crashingly stunning reveal that leaves the reader as emotionally dumbfounded as the book's main character.The bulk of the story takes place in LA, which is fun and luckily Howrey gives us a sense of the Hollywood life [...]


  • Although, I know it's totally wrong of me--I fully admit I judge whether I will like a book by its author's photo on the dust-jacket. Meg Howrey is super pretty and her photo looks like a headshot. Oh yeah, her bio makes me cringe too. Not only does she admit to being an actress but she also is a musical theater actress. No shit.I should have hated "Blind Sight". But I didn't. I loved it--like a lot. For that, I shall forgive Ms. Howrey for her probably preternaturally gifted dancing and singing [...]


  • Loved it---a great change of pace from what I have been reading lately. There are some twists and turns to the book, but that is what makes it a great read! Pick it up anyone and read, I am sure that you will not be able to put it down--and when finished, you will be wondering and creating further outcomes of the story!


  • This was a great coming of age story, particularly regarding the development of a relationship between a boy and his estranged father. It was a bit awkward as the narrating voice changes, and I think it would have been a better read if it had stayed with one voice and pint of view.


  • This was a highly enjoyable read, but the wheels came off a bit at the end. The ending was too abrupt for my taste and made the pacing of the entire book seem off.


  • This is probably one of the hardest novels that I've ever wanted to review. It's hard to review because there's something in this story that if I were to give away, then it might ruin things for potential other readers. So, I promise to tread lightly when I go in that direction. Overall, I think the novel will work for you if you can deal with the father. Real quick, this story is about a young man--Luke, who for reasons that will be explained in the novel was NOT raised by his father Mark. I be [...]


  • I enjoyed this book so much more then I thought I was going to. I feel in love with the main character and really loved how real all the characters were portrayed. They all had good qualities and they all had bad ones. I loved the writing style of this book and how it made you think about many normal situations in a different way. The ending was very unconventional and not wrapped in nicely with a little bow, however I felt it was the perfect way to this book.


  • The last week of December offered me an unusual wealth of free time that I occupied primarily with eating, sleeping, and reading. There were plenty of prize-winning novels in my pile from the library, but it was Blind Sight, Meg Howrey’s debut novel, that proved the most entertaining and left the most lasting impression upon me heading into the new year.Howrey’s narrative structure is completely unique and compelling from the get-go. We find ourselves privy to the musings of Luke, a teenager [...]


  • A nice change of pace to have a coming of age story about a nice, quiet, intelligent guy. Really great and well-developed characters and believable story line. Loved the way the author used the college essays to introduce the past.


  • It's not bad, if you are a 13 year old boy. Why oh why doesn't the library mark YA books? I got all excited because I loved The Wanderers, and found myself knee deep in teen-angst! It was sweet in that YA annoying way .



  • How I Came To Read This Book: I actually wanted to read Meg Howrey's new book Cranes Dance. When I looked it up at the library, it wasn't there (although I'm now 1st on the wait list), but I noticed this book was. The topic was interesting to me because I've intermittently worked on a writing project related to fame, and the book includes a celebrity as a central character, so I got it from the library.The Plot: Luke is seventeen years old when we meet him, and currently spending the summer in L [...]


  • Really beautiful, thoughtful book. I loved the character development, plot, writing style - would recommend this one around. A few of the lines/sections that really stuck out to me (I only started keeping track at pg. 98, I should say):Pg. 98"I meditate for mental and physical discipline," Luke says. "I contemplate my thoughts. I don't pray. I don't ask anything of anything. I don't believe there's anything out there to ask. I don't think there is a special point to existence, or that there is a [...]


  • There are certain expectations readers (or viewers, when we're talking movies) have when being told a story. There is obviously character development, some sort of plot twist that sends things spinning off in a different direction, the build toward some type of climax and ultimately a resolution. As I turned page after page of this book I kept feeling like the basic storytelling elements just weren't aligning right. But I kinda loved it.The story does start out pretty normal by introducing us to [...]


  • It’s the summer before Luke’s senior year of high school and he has three goals to accomplish: write his college application essay, run between seventy and seventy-five miles per week, and get to know his father whom he has just met. Seventeen year old Luke is an aberration in a family tree that has produced only girls for as far back as his Nana’s Bible goes. He has been raised by women – two older sisters who are eager to teach him the ways of the world, an eccentric, hippie mother and [...]


  • Luke, a seventeen year-old with a sharp, scientific mind, grew up the only male in a houseful full of spiritual, piercingly intelligent women. Having spent his entire life reading the undercurrents of emotion radiating between his sisters, his mother, his grandmother, and his Aunts, Luke is singularly gifted at reading people, and has always worked hard to accommodate the unspoken needs of those around him. Blind Side follows Luke during his first summer of separation from his family unit. His f [...]


  • I didn't like the ending of this book too much, but I liked the rest of it a lot.Until the end, the book didn't have a lot of conflict. It was light, sweet, and funwith a mild amount of angst. Then all of a sudden, at the end, there's a huge amount of conflict. I feel the book should have either skipped the huge amount of conflict; or continued on after the conflict and resolved it. OR at least somewhat resolved it.The book is about a teenager who learns his father his a famous television actor. [...]


  • I was going to pick this book for my book-club, but at the last minute I spazed out and changed my mind. The reason why, was because of these sections at the end of each chapter where Meg Howrey changed the point of view. A majority of the book was narrated by Luke; but then, Howrey would through in the third person perspective. I hated that. Why change? It wasn't necessary. Howrey did a really good job describing what was going on through Luke's eyes. It disrupted the vibe of the book. The othe [...]


  • OK. do i think that a 17 year old kid could really write/think/process the way luke does? highly unlikely [although potentially possible]. do i really care? NOPE. this was one of those books that i couldn't put down. and that doesn't happen to me very often anymore. luke is an incredibly likable, honest, i wish i was that cool kind of kid. and i love the premise of his search for the perfect college essay because he really is earnest about it. and how it allows the story to unfold in interesting [...]


  • A beautiful book, with a sweet love story between a father and a son, featuring two twists (both of which, in retrospect, I suppose I psychically knew were coming). The writing, from the viewpoint of the kind of teenage boy everybody would want as a son, was serious, hilarious, thoughtful and fascinating. What this story is really about, though, is TRUTH - and the damage (mostly collateral) that happens when people don't put all their cards on the table. My favorite thing, apart from the blossom [...]


  • This book made me mad. First there was the problem of trying to figure out what Howrey was doing with the point of view. The story is told in the first person from Luke's perspective, but then suddenly a third person limited omniscient narrator will cut in, describing some of the same events. I finally (and this may be my own stupidity) figured out the first person sections were Luke's college essay application attempts. However, in fairness to my own intellect, this was not at all clear. Then t [...]


  • Luke is 17, and has gone to LA to spend the summer with his newly revealed father. The narrative shifts from Luke writing essays about his experiences to third person narrative. It's a little disconcerting until you get used to it. But despite the style, I really enjoyed this. The contrast of all the characters is very entertaining, especially as touches his very hippy mother, who, if I met her, would be the kind of person to make me roll my eyes out of my skull. The reveal at the end just confi [...]


  • I'm pretty happy being gently carried along by a book, observing as good things happen to good people and everything works out in just the way you hope. I felt a little anxious as I got toward the end because nothing had really happened in the book and I worried that something happening in the end might feel like too little too late, and indeed, that's kind of how it felt. Or maybe not, maybe I only felt that way because I really wanted to get into the stuff that happened at the end, I really wa [...]


  • I enjoyed this book about a 17 year old boy who spends the summer in LA with his newly discovered father who is a television star. The beauty of the relationship rests in the contrast between Luke, who has been raised by his yoga- teaching, vegetarian mother, grandmother, and two older sisters finally meeting with his handsome macho famous father. It is a delightful coming of age story and I wish I had read it when I was younger. I felt somewhat voyeuristic reading about Luke's teen angst and ad [...]


  • Ultimately I found this book disappointing. It started out well. I loved the characters of Aurora, Pearl and Nana and their relationship with Luke, the protagonist. I even sort of liked Sara, the mom, but I didn't find her very believable. My opinion of the book changed when Luke got to California to visit his father. The character of Mark was just too good to be true. I also had a hard time believing his "story". The father/son relationship was also too good to be true. I did not buy it. The fu [...]


  • This was kind of a generic, odd fiction book, unlike what I pick up most of the time. Boy in high school reconnects with the Dad he never knew, who is also now some what of a big shot in Hollywood. The story alternates between essays the kid is supposedly writing for his college admissions essay to third person. I liked the "essays" better even though it switches between the two quickly and you barely notice when it happens. The story mainly takes place in the present, when the kid is with his d [...]


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