What is it about?
Jason Dessen is a physics professor, married to his wife who teaches art. Together they have a 15-year-old son. They are happy.
In another reality, Jason and his wife never married. They were both wildly successful, but Jason wasn’t happy. Jason 2 is willing to go all out to achieve happiness, and Jason 1 is willing to do everything to stay where he is with his wife and child.
Was it good?
The story was intriguing, but the execution left me unsatisfied. I had a hard time connecting to the character of Jason, as he didn’t seem to process his emotions very well.
Intellectually, I know she’s right, but emotionally, that just ripped my guts out.
I am hardwired to love and protect that woman.
We’re passing through Bucktown.
That’s about all the emotional evaluation that occurs after a scene that was meant to be very sad.
Overall I was glad when the book was over, and the book was easy to put down. I know a book isn’t amazing when:
- I choose to clean the bathroom and not even think about reading “just a few pages” before I get started.
- I take two naps in one day. That’s reading time, y’all!
If Jason and his family went to an alternate dimension, wouldn’t a bunch of other families do the same, and would they end up in the same place?
The Reading Quest
This book had 342 pages and completed the “red cover” quest. I have until September 10 to complete the next two challenges and finish the Knight Path. I am worried, though, because my mother is coming to visit for a few days that I may not have time to read enough.