Goodreads: A Man Too Old for a Place Too Far
Author: Mark W. Sasse
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 4/5 (Really liked it)
Official Summary: “If she wanted help changing the world for one forgotten child, she chose the wrong man. Seventy-two-year-old Francis Frick would scorn his own family to close another deal. But Bee doesn’t see the world like you or me. She is an optimist, searching for potential where none exists, and so she hovers above Frick’s bed every night, eating pomegranates and waiting for his eyes to open to the possibilities. One night, it finally happens. A rogue droplet of juice slips through her fingers and hits the sleeping Manhattan businessman on the forehead, thrusting him on a series of baffling adventures to some of the twentieth century’s most brutal regimes—all to help Bee save a forgotten child of history.
A Man Too Old for a Place Too Far is part one of The Forgotten Child Trilogy—a one-of-a-kind adventure that mixes time travel, magical realism, and historical fiction into a contemporary story about an old man, his estranged daughter, and a tiny flying person in a white robe, who chooses to believe that anything can happen with enough prodding and an endless supply of pomegranates.” – Goodreads
Review: I don’t really know what to say about this book other than it really captivated me. I was hooked, I wanted to know the purpose behind it all. I wanted to find out what it was all leading up too. I read it in one sitting pretty much and the pace was on point.
I found myself reading it and going well that just really weird, that too. What is going on? The book gave you same many questions that you wanted to answer, and thankfully the Author provided most of them the more you read. So, in essence, the more you read the more you understood the wackiness.
This is not my normal go-to genre but I am so glad I read it. It was different and interesting. The main character isn’t the normal guy you would root for, he a bit of an a-hole but at the same time you did feel for him.
(Disclaimer: I received a copy from Author, does not affect my review.)