Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Charming, Funny, Touching...Just a Wonderful Read: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Although there is a mystery at the heart of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin, it is the characters who keep you reading.  A.J. Fikry, the central character, has given up on life.  He expects only the worst and is simply surviving when an unexpected event causes him to change.

This novel revolves around life in a bookstore and offers humorous but dead-on reviews of some of the classics of literature.  It is a book that will make you laugh, but also one that will make you think.  I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves books.