Sunday, May 23, 2010

a book filled with twists.

If you are like me, and you read hundreds of books a year - it is refreshing to open a book with a plot that is new and a story that draws you in with every sentence. Emily St. John Mandel impressed many (bust most importantly, ME) with her debut novel, Last Night in Montreal.

Lilia has the tendency to run. Ever since she was a little girl she has put on her very own disappearing act. Now, twenty-something Lilia steps out for a coffee leaving her boyfriend, Eli at the apartment that they share working on his thesis, and never comes back. A little mystery in a woman is alluring, but come on Lilia, let's get it together. So, Eli freaks out and begins looking for her. While searching, he is contacted by Michaela, who is a main source of outside information regarding Lilia's unusual life. It makes you wonder, has Lilia ever actually disappeared on her own, or was it something she was forced to do?

This book is unlike anything I have ever read before. In a good way.

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