Monday, August 18, 2014
Perfect by Rachel Joyce
This book is told in two parts alternately by Byron, who is 10 years old in 1972 and by Jim, a middle aged man with OCD in the present time. Byron tells about his friendship with a boy named James and his mother's slow slide into insanity. Jim tells about his present life and his past in a mental hospital where he received shock therapy among other treatments. As the book goes on we learn how the two characters are related to one another. The book is well-written but a bit slow going. I received this book free to review from Netgalley.