But seriously, this book was very much an adult book, not because of adult/inappropriate content, but rather just the concept was so hard to wrap your mind around....But I loved it. I loved the complexity and depth of it.
Basically, it's about this guy Harry August, who when he dies, is reborn, at the same time, same place every time. The blurb looks something like this:
No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes.
As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appear at his bedside. 'I nearly missed you, Doctor August,' she says. 'I need to send a message.'
This is the story of what Harry does next- and what he did before- and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow.
This book was by no means a short, quick or easy read. And I thought at points that having so many layers would lead to a pretty unsatisfying ending. Especially considering we know it's not really the end end, if he's just gonna keep living. We only get his first fifteen lives. But the ending. Oh man. The ending. Authors, take note. This is how you write a proper conclusion to your novels. So smart. So well done. And so satisfying.
I really enjoyed this book. I felt smarter, more philosophical for reading it. I wouldn't recommend this to everyone, because I just think some people wouldn't get it. Wouldn't appreciate it, but if you are a die-hard book lover, even if you don't appreciate the characters or the main plot, you will be able to appreciate the beautifully thought out structure.
Rate: 8/10 Would read again.