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A couple in pain / Maybe mentally ill too / Have found each other
on February 24, 2014
The Book of Jonah started out entertaining, quickly became disturbing, then got even darker, became kind of boring, and wound up to be quite moving. It is the story of a man who throws everything away because of "visions" he develops, and a woman who has everything taken from her, turning her into a shell of a person. Jonah is a smart man who thinks himself out of what seems to be a nice life, and Judith is a brilliant woman who uses her body to distract from her brain. And after a bit of a search, they find each other and live...happily ever after I'm not so sure. But they live.
This book was very well written, and the two main characters were quite compelling. The plot got a bit slow at times, with a bit too much exposition, but I found myself not rushing to get to the end, which is usually a sign of a 4 or 5 star book for me. I'll definitely keep my eye out for more books by this promising author.