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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry

The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry - Gabrielle Zevin

Started and finished this one on the first leg of my trip; the silver lining to 8 hour plane trips is the ability to get through books.


Overall, I enjoyed the book, especially once I got used to the third person present tense narrative.  It wasn't quite what I was expecting: the summary at the back gave me the impression that it would be something of a romance.  It isn't.  It also leads you to believe there's a bit of a mystery needing to be solved.  There isn't.  Mostly, the book felt like a narrative of A.J. Fikry's life after the death of his wife.  Sort of anti-climatic, but I still liked it and it held my attention beautifully while sitting in my uncomfortable airline seat.  Not an easy feat.