"The Point: The Redemption of Oban Ironbout" by William E. Jefferson is a novel about a young couple that have taken a "break from life" and find themselves in the Isle of Estillyen, an island with quirky people and a group of monks. While on the island they meet Oban Ironbout, who has had a long suffering life.
This book is real hard to get through and I never had any desire to read it. I can't really say why. It wasn't poorly written. There wasn't anything ridiculous or degrading in it. It just never grabbed my attention. I received this book for free from Handlebar Publishing.