The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
Publish date: January 27th 2015
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
A slight whimsical novel that encapsulates the important moments in the life of an over-educated curmudgeonly bookseller who unexpectedly meets the love of his life, a child to raise and complications that open up his hermetic island existence. A lovely book about a man who loves words and storie...
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...