This was, I think, a book about an old man, a young girl and a book. The young girl, Alma, is named after a character in a love story (aptly named The History of Love) and the old man, of course, has his connections to it as well. The book transcends time, relationships and countries. Sounds pretty great, right?
I started out really loving this book. Maybe it’s my love of old men, but the fact that it was narrated by an old man who didn’t want to die on a day he went unnoticed immediately hooked me. Unfortunately, he was the best part.
The rest of the book fell flat. The other characters weren’t fully developed and the plotline was shaky. Every time I thought things were going to get better, I was disappointed. Looking back through the reviews on Goodreads, I should have known what was coming. The reviews there weren’t all that stellar, either. But unfortunately, I didn’t listen to them because I thought they would be wrong (like they usually are).
Oh well, I guess it’s on to the next one!
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