(I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.)
From a very young age, John realizes he possesses an innate ability to Help people in huge, life-altering ways. He still remembers the exact moment he Helped someone for the first time. Now in his thirties, when his divine connection to the Light unexpectedly shatters, so does his very self. With the sudden departure of his lover Deena, John suddenly faces the dark prospect of a meaningless, empty existence. How will John navigate his way through life without the Light?
This was such a refreshing read. It was mystical and moving, with a dark type of humor. I found the unique and abstract combination of spiritual elements and down-to-earth banter to be truly captivating. The narrator was enthusiastic and I loved that each character had their own unique voice.
The novel touched on major issues such as abandonment, war, and racism; it truly held nothing back. It became obvious very early on that this book is destined for mature (18+) audiences, and some people might even be offended by the crude descriptions and almost constant use of profanities. However, I feel that without this undignified aspect, the book would lose some of its realness. It was an intense and emotional read, but what surprised me the most was the wisdom that it delivered.
If you’re in need of a stimulating read that will make you reflect on humanity and the power of good, I absolutely recommend this book.
I give this book a rating of 4.5 feathers!