The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
Publish date: January 27th 2015
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
I sort of liked this book, until the 88% mark, at which the narrative took a turn that I found unredeemably distasteful. Until then, my thoughts about the book: This is a mildly interesting, if a little maudlin, romance about a grumpy lover of literary fiction (AJ) who is saved by love for the amazi...
This book was interesting enough to finish, and had a couple of exciting surprises, but it didn't hit the spot for me.
I was watching a YouTube vlogger sum up their top books of 2016 and this was on the list. When I went and checked it out the blurb attracted me so much that I started it as soon as I could. Here it is: On the faded Island Books sign hanging over the porch of the Victorian cottage is the motto "No ...
The book starts out well with a charming curmudgeon of a protagonist, and I quite enjoyed the first half, but the story loses itself a bit right around the point where the romance picks up. A.J. is a widowed bookseller, content to spend his days at the bookstore and his nights drinking until he pass...
My thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book. Having just finished a book about books and bookshops I asked the hive mind that is social media for suggestions of other books that celebrate novels, bookshops and booklovers. One of the most suggested titles was The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry ...