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Pagán did it again. Thank you, Camille!
Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2020
Pagán's latest book, which I had pre-ordered as soon as my Kindle recommended it, did not disappoint. It's another pageturner, heart-warmer, and feel-good kind of a novel with deep incisive but an understanding and tolerant look at the darker sides of the human psyche in challenging relationships, loss and grief.
The setting is modern, midwestern USA with a glimpse of the chic Paris..
The story captures so much of the contemporary events without shoving them on your face. Instead, it is all told from the first person perspective of a very decent, analytic minded, kind hearted, consciously paranoid (notice the title of the book?) scientist from a broken but loving family...
There is so much to say about this wonderful novel, but, I may be rather biased since having picked up the first book of Págan's I read on a whim liking the title (Life and other near death experiences), can't stop reading everything she has written so far. I guess this is kind of a perfect fit.
Here are a few words from this book that might tell you more whether you'll love it as much as I have (by the way, I don't think there is much "God" talk, if any, in this fairly secular book, but it won't turn off churchgoers, and yet, touches upon what religion is really meant to do: love thy neighbor, grace is all around, people, even though they make stupid mistakes, do not mean I'll, ever..
"What on Galileo's round earth are you doing?"
Maybe I misremembered that last one..
But, I know for a fact that I will preorder Pagán's next book, as soon as I know about it, so please write on!