Monday, January 5, 2015

Book Review: The first 15 lives of Harry August

It has been a while since I have read an enjoyable book.

However, a good friend recommended The first 15 Lives of Harry August and I started reading it a few weeks ago.  I finished it in 3 days.

Being a Sci-Fi geek, I always enjoyed reading about future technology and societies.  However, this book was more about individuals that could live the same life over and over "Ouroborans".  The protagonist lives, dies, lives, dies  and we follow his extraordinarily journey for 15 lives.

The only way that these special individuals die is if they are "eliminated"  before they are even born.  Thus, it is crucial that they never reveal their origins to other Ouroborans or else they could cease to exist in their next lives.

Anyway, the novel focuses on Harry August and his journey through living multiple lives and the problems Ouroborans face as well as the relationships he develops with other Ouroborans and "normal" humans.

It's a gripping tale and I stayed up late reading the novel because I was so enraptured by the tale.

Also the ending is phenomenal.  

If you have a free weekend, give this book a try.


Who is the Author?