“What is the point of me?
Either to change a world-many, many worlds, each touched by the choices I make in my life, for every deed a consequence, and in every love and every sorrow truth-or nothing at all.”
Near the end of his eleventh life, Harry August gets an unexpected visitor. A little girl who tells him that the world is ending. And it’s ending much quicker than it was supposed to. Now it’s up to him to discover the reason why and try to stop it.
The writing is really beautiful. It flows very naturally, but it’s poetic, flowery and almost lyrical.
It’s definitely a character driven book. But when a character driven book fails to make you care about the characters… well, that’s a recipe for a disaster. I can’t remember the last time when I met a character more bland than Harry August. I just felt like he completely lacked personality.
The plot is actually pretty interesting. When it starts. And it doesn’t start until you are like 75% done with the book.
This novel is filled with pointless events and encounters. It could just as well be 150 pages long. It would probably made me enjoy it more.
Sadly, this is another example of a book with an amazing premise, but really poor execution.