Ebook, 326 Pages
By: Anne Griffin
“I’m here to remember – all that I have been and all that I will never be again.”
🌟 Before the detailed review, let me begin by saying this is an unpopular review. Most of the reviews on the first page are 5 stars rave reviews. This book was not on my anticipated books list and I picked it up on a whim after seeing a famous book reviewer praising it. I read the synopsis and had A Man Called Ove vibes and added it to my TBR immediately, shortly after that, I saw a review saying that it does have A Man Called Ove vibes and that’s when I decided to pick it up immediately.
🌟 In short, the book is about an old man called Maurice who is sitting in a bar and telling us about his life events leading to this point. He toasts 5 important people in his life while telling his and their stories.
🌟 I don’t know what exactly to say about this book. It had a good writing but I was just bored for the majority of the book. The book is only 326 Pages but it definitely felt longer. I think all of that is because the lack of emotions I had with these characters.
🌟 I already forgot most of the story, I only remember bits of it here and there (Given that I read it 2 months ago). I think this is one of the bad signs when it comes to books. When Maurice started telling the first person story, I was interested but then I was gradually losing this interest because I thought the story line was not that good?! I expected more drama and more emotions which I never had!
🌟 Summary: I feel this review is not a very helpful one because I was expecting something and got something else. I have seen that most of the older readers liked it so it may be a “me not the book” problem, I may not get the book although I tried hard. The book may be realistic but it is not interesting, it was nothing like A Man Called Ove by the way. I think 3 stars is the most I can give to this story.