Given a terminal diagnosis (actually two of them) thirty-five year old Miguel Padilla decides he must accomplish something meaningful before death. He seizes on the idea of donating a kidney to save someone’s life.
Then he decides: why stop there? Why not donate… everything?
Why not indeed?
The thing is, fear doesn’t stop death so much as it stops life, in the same way worry doesn’t take away tomorrow’s problems so much as it takes away today’s peace
Things I liked:
- Interesting plot and characters.
- Great amount of research.
- Funny and sarcastic bits.
Things that could’ve been better:
- Writing style. I disliked how the narrator interacted with his audience. Felt more like a screenplay.
- The songs? They weren’t interesting or funny.
- Characters’ emotions seemed superficial.
- The story just didn’t work. It felt all over the place. It was draggy and at times boring. I was extremely close to not finishing it.
Overall, it spoke about an important issue which I was happy to read and learn more about.
My Rating: It’s a 2.5/5.
Content Notices: Death. Online Trolls.
Pages: 258, Kindle Edition
Meet the Author:
Bill Fitzhugh worked at several FM rock radio stations in the 1970s and 1980s. Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, he prefers The Band, Little Feat, and Van Morrison to Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Iron Butterfly. The author of numerous screenplays and five comic novels, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife and his record collection.
I received a complimentary advance review copy, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.