So, yet another Rick O’Shea book club choice here. I had this book on my shelves for quite some time, but I just hadn’t gotten near it. It was quite nice not to have to go out and specifically purchase the book for the club though.
I try not to read too much reviews/synopses about books before I start them, so I didn’t know too much about this before I started it.
The premise of his book is that Harry lives many lives, and the book goes between them. The following is what Goodreads has to say:
No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, every time Harry dies, he always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life lived a dozen times before.
Nothing ever changes – until now.
As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. ‘I nearly missed you, Doctor August,’she says. ‘I need to send a message.’
This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow.
I have to be honest, I couldn’t get into this book at all. It was very slow for me, with not much happening. I thought about giving up a few times to be honest (which I rarely do) but I kept going because it was for book club. I didn’t want to be left out of the chat loop 🙂
None of Harry’s lives interested me, none of the stories, none of the things he had to do, nothing! I don’t want to go into plots because apparently there is something worth spoiling (meow, I know!!) so I won’t bother!
I feel terrible saying it, but I really didn’t like this book. I gave it 1 star on Goodreads, and I’d be hard pushed to recommend it to anybody!!