PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM:
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – ****
PLOT – ****
FLOW – ***
ON A REVIEW SITE:
I love reviewing books because I get to read books that I NEVER would have found by myself.
It feels like I am constantly saying “this book is so unique” or “I have never read anything like it before”….but it’s true! I have never read anything like this before!
Right from the beginning I liked the writing style. However, I soon became concerned that I was going to be bored to death reading this book. I mean, most people are bored LIVING a life like the protagonist lives, much less READING about it.
I couldn’t have been more wrong however. Soon the entire story line is turned upside down and there are twists and turns you won’t see coming. You think the story has come to a resolution when suddenly the ending takes you completely by surprise.
The other thing that is really unique about this book is that NO CHARACTER is named. Not the main character, not his wife, not even his horrible boss. Although the boss does get a few fitting nicknames.
I can’t quite decide if I like the whole “no name” thing, but I do have respect for how hard it must have been to write a whole book with no names.
Overall it was a solid 4 stars. Anyone who is looking to read something unique, or who is a “traveller” themselves would really love this story.
Sometimes to get the measure of your life you just need a break from being yourself.
A family man struggling in his pursuit of a work/life balance embarks on yet another trip at the whims of his tyrannical bitch of a boss. But on this trip he is a world apart from his usual self. Suddenly confident, capable and unafraid of his manager, reclaiming his life becomes less about corporate advancement and satisfying his ego than outright revenge on his boss. With nothing but success in his wake and seemingly limitless potential at his disposal, being coerced to work with his nemesis in a remote corner of the world provides the opportunity for not just a confrontation, but a final solution to what he sees as the bane of his life. Succeed or fail, either way this trip will be the making of him or the end of him.
Sometimes to get the measure of your life you just need a break from being yourself… because nothing lasts forever.