For our first book of 2015, Read It & Steep is going to be checking out Forever by Pete Hamill. This apparently, is not the book which the 2014 tv series is based on (however there seem to be many many similiarities. What follows is the amazon description of the book. Steepers have already joked that the book is called Forever because it’s going to take us forever to read. We picked this book back in October to give everybody plenty of time to read up. I, of course, haven’t started it yet.
This widely acclaimed bestseller is the magical, epic tale of an extraordinary man who arrives in New York in 1740 and remains … forever. Through the eyes of Cormac O’Connor – granted immortality as long as he never leaves the island of Manhattan – we watch New York grow from a tiny settlement on the tip of an untamed wilderness to the thriving metropolis of today. And through Cormac’s remarkable adventures in both love and war, we come to know the city’s buried secrets – the way it has been shaped by greed, race, and waves of immigration, by the unleashing of enormous human energies, and, above all, by hope.