Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A 21st Century Holden Caulfield?

"The Universe versus Alex Woods" by Gavin Extence

Alex Woods is probably one of the most remarkably famous people in the world. That's because he's only the second person in recorded history (after Ann Hodges) who survived being hit by a meteorite. Alex was only 10 at the time, and his meteorite struck him in the head. That he lived was nothing short of a miracle. With this begins a chain-reaction that includes getting epilepsy and being bullied in school, leading Alex to Mr. Peterson - the American recluse and widower. The publishers of this novel call this "a celebration of improbable accidents, astronomy and astrology, the works of Kurt Vonnegut and the unexpected connections that give life meaning." Well, I couldn't have summarized "The Universe versus Alex Woods" by Gavin Extence any better than that.

My complete review of this book is now available only on my new blog here!

"The Universe versus Alex Woods" by Gavin Extence is available from Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon CA, Barnes & Noble, Kobo Books (USA, Canada & Australia), eBooks, iTunes (iBook or audiobook), The Book Depository (free worldwide delivery), new or used from Alibris or Better World Books as well as from an IndieBound store near you. I would like to thank the publishers for sending me an advanced reader copy via NetGalley. (This is a version of the review that originally appeared on the website Dooyoo under my username TheChocolateLady.)
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