#BookReview The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent @panmacmillan #FirstRead #2019

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Today I review my first read of 2019. The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent. This International Bestseller has been on my TBR since I got it for my Christmas last year.

💫Back of the Book

The Reader on the 6.27 is ready to take you on a journey . . .
Guylain Vignolles lives on the edge of existence. Working at a book pulping factory in a job he hates, he has but one pleasure in life.

Sitting on the 6.27 train each day, Guylain recites aloud from pages he has saved from the jaws of his monstrous pulping machine. But it is when he discovers the diary of a lonely young woman, Julie – a woman who feels as lost in the world as he does – that his journey will truly begin.

💫Review by Kelly Lacey

Format – Physical Copy
Pages – 194
Genre – Literary Fiction

Rating – 💫💫💫

So I had very high expectations for this book. When I posted on social media that this was my first read of 2019 I had an influx of emotions from folks about how good the book was.

For me it was a book of two halves, I really enjoyed part one and then slowly I was like this is not what I had anticipated. As we meet the reader, he is deeply depressed and living a shell of a life. The only highlight of his mundane life is reading to the folks on the train as he travels to work each morning.

I loved the idea of this and then following on we learn about his job and meet the tiny group of people that are in his life. All of that is genius, I enjoyed the writing style and the plot was so out of the box and new it worked. But as I said it went off in a tangent that I didn’t really enjoy.

I would recommend everyone has a read, I didn’t hate it, I was just disappointed in the direction it went. But then I think my expectations were so high.

There are various numbers throughout the book for certain reasons. I wondered why there were so many and if they had secret meaning or they were just numbers.

This is a book for anyone who has felt alone in the world. I recommend it for a quick read in the afternoon or a cold night.

My Star Ratings Explained:
💫💫💫 Good, worth adding to your TBR.
💫💫💫💫 Excellent, really enjoyable.
💫💫💫💫💫 AMAZING, buy it today, I loved it.

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