Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Perfect - Rachel Joyce

In 1972, two seconds were added to keep the time correct.  We get to meet Byron Hemming, who is growing up with his sister and mother and mostly absent father, who thinks that these two seconds will change everything in his life.

We also meet Jim - living in a van and working at a cafe.  With a history of mental health problems most of his life he wonders if things will ever be normal, can he find love, will his obsessive compulsive disorders take over?

I really wanted to like this one, as I had liked her first novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, just I couldn't find myself gelling with the characters. A 3/5

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