Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Not Me

I have just finished this novel by Michael Lavigne which is about a father who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease and his son who has come to Florida to care for him as he is dying.  The father, a Holocaust survivor and popular Jewish philanthropist, gives his son a box of journals that reveal that he may have actually been a Nazi who stole the identity of a victim to survive.  The son has the task of finding the truth while he deals with his own personal problems.  The book goes back and forth between the son's story and the father's journals.  I found the father's story to be the interesting part of the book that kept me reading.  I never really felt invested in the son's personal problems with his ex-wife and son.  I would say that it was good, but not great. 3.5/5


Literary Feline said...

The premise for this one sounds really interesting. I'll have to look for it.

Christine said...

It really was, Wendy. There were things about this book that were great. The story in the journals was so unique. I'll be interested to see what this author does next.