I: *sniffles* (then slurps loudly from her tea) Sorry.
Me: I agree. Cover definitely worked to attract my attention. I, what about you?
I: *sniffles again then nods*
Myself: Okay, we'll take that as a yes. Anywho, I have to get to the content. I mean, wow, what an emotional roller coaster ride.
I: *moans, sniffles and excuses herself*
Me and Myself wait patiently, sipping from their drinks while waiting for I. Two minutes later, I returns with tissue in hand.
Me: Should we reschedule? Is everything okay, I?
I: *tears bubble over her eyelids, a spit bubble bursts as she opens her mouth to speak* I loved it. So many emotions!!! Whydididhavetobethatway?
Me and Myself: Uh...wah?
I: Aydan! Nesy! And we read Dies Irae so come on Mikayel! (Get David Powers King's thoughts on Dies Irae here)
Me: I, we're in a public establishment. People are looking at us. Maybe you should calm down.
I: *eyes bulging but whispers* I'll calm down when this story settles. A whole day has passed and I can't get Nesy and Aydan out of my head. I don't know where Christine Fonseca found that pain and heartache, but she did and she stuffed it into this novel, that and hope. But...whydidithaveotbethatway? *sniffles*
Me: I get it. You were hooked by Nesy and Aydan's story. I rather enjoyed the back and forth first person POV usage tagging each chapter with the character name so you knew who was talking.
Myself: Definite page turner. Very engaging.
Me: Okay, so we know we're not big on star rankings or any other rankings. So by a show of hands, would you recommend this book to a friend?
Me and Myself raise their hands
I does not.
Me: So since you wouldn't recommend it, could you share your objection?
I: Oh, you misunderstood. I wouldn't just recommend it. I'd buy a few copies and give them to people.
Me and Myself: Ohhhh.
Conversation drifts off into items that would be spoiler(s) for this post. Suffice it to say, Me, Myself and I thoroughly enjoyed Lacrimosa.
Publisher: COMPASS PRESS
ISBN: 0984786368 (ISBN 13: 9780984786367)
Hardback and Digital formats from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and fine retailers.Kindle
Are you a part of a book club? If so, how are your meetings? Interesting? Talkative? A group of wallflowers waving at each other in silent smiles?