Father’s Day by Simon Van Booy 284 pages

Van Booy’s last book, The Illusion of Separateness,  was a good read-well-written with a great “aha” moment;  however, the same can’t be said for his most recent work.  A six year old girl named Harvey is adopted by her Uncle Jason, an ex con with a violent temper, after her parents are both killed in a car accident.  Fast forward twenty years, and Harvey is a successful illustrator living in Paris.  Jason comes to visit the week of Father’s Day, and each day Harvey presents him with a gift that is a symbol of an incident in in their past.

I found the plot, characters and “aha” moment in Father’s Day disappointing.   For me, the story line was not engaging, the characters had no depth,  and the aha moment was predictable.

 

 

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Father’s Day by Simon Van Booy 284 pages

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