At one point while I was reading this book, I was going to tell you in the review that I had found an all-natural, drug-free way to cure insomnia. And that way is by reading this book.
I can’t tell you how many times I fell asleep while trying to read this, but it was a lot. Maybe this is because the book felt very very quiet and dark to me, and I don’t mean dark in a heavy emotional way. I mean it literally. It felt like the entire book was taking place at night even though obviously it wasn’t.
Does that make any sense?
This book switched back and forth often and somewhat unexpectedly between the present and the past and, I’m not going to lie, I was often confused.
But this may have been due to the falling-asleepness.
This book is about a 67 year-old man who moves to a cabin out in the woods near a tiny village only to find out that his nearest neighbor is someone he knew briefly 50+ years earlier while living in a completely different part of the country. Whaaat?
And so then he has all these memory flashbacks of his childhood, and of one summer in particular that is a pivotal point in both his and the other man’s life.
And that’s all I’m going to say about that.
And that, phew! I finished my book-a-week challenge.
Verdict: A lovely book, beautiful and a bit sad but in a still, quiet night-time sort of way.
BAWC Total Books Read: 52
BAWC Total Pages Read: 14,000