We Are Not Ourselves, by Matthew Thomas *****

wearenotourselvesThis is one of my favorites of all the books I have previewed. I just finished reading a book that I didn’t like well enough to post here, and since this book will be released August 19, I thought I would post it again for you. Really strong literature!

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A haunting, epic story that stays with the reader long after the final page has been turned; Thomas has created a masterpiece.

When I saw that some goodreads reviewers had marked this book at three stars, at first I wanted to grab those people, shake them by the shoulders and ask, “What is wrong with you?”

But eventually, I came to understand, or at least I believe I do, what it was that bothered them. Our protagonist is not always a lovable one. She’s deeply flawed and hard to bond with. Those who equate a lovable character with a well written book may indeed be disappointed, not only by this story, but by many of the Great Books.

As for me, I am impressed. My measure of extraordinary literature is that I am still thinking of, or even wishing I could have a conversation with the main characters after I…

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