mandag 6. august 2018

The Immortalists

I watch Jimmy Fallon. He's funny, talented and he has a lot of interesting guests. This summer he announced a summer read. He had chosen five books and asked the viewers to vote for one of them as this summer's read. I thought I'd  just read them all. The first one I read The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin turned out to be a really good book too. Summer 1969 the four siblings, Klara, Simon, Daniel and Varya sneak out to see a fortune teller. She tells them the excact date they are going to die. How would you live your life if you knew when you were going to die? The book isn't as much about the fortune teller's date of death as it is about the history of each of the four siblings. They have very different lives and the book moves between the sibling's point of view in such a great way. I loved the book and the storyline. I recommend this. It's about death, but also about life, friendship, love and finding yourself. I was surprised at how much I liked this book.