He was sad. He knew this. He knew this more than anything else. David was sad, and he didn’t know how not to be.
Title: Olive Juice
Author: T.J. Klune
Good things about this book: It is hard and authentic.
Bad things about this book: Nothing.
Do I recommend it? Yes.
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I think it’s nearly impossible to write a review of this little book without spoiling it all. It has only 121 pages. It has only one long chapter. The story takes place during one evening. You start it, you finish it. There’s no other way to read and insert yourself into this book.
You ache, but you’re able to breathe. And if you can breathe, then you can take another step.
This story is sad right from the beginning. You have very little info about what happened to our mc, David; you only know that he is not well. You will have to keep reading and things will be revealed little by little. You will make a few guesses, some may be wrong, some close to the truth. All of these won’t happen without a sane dose of pain.
I shed tears. I was sad, angry, frustrated, hopeful. I had so many feelings for those two men, David and Phillip, reminiscing about a life that was not the same anymore. About something that has changed their lives forever.
He didn’t— he couldn’t run the risk of saying something he’d regret later. Because he’d already had a lifetime of regrets.
Until now I have only read humour books by T.J. Klune and I have loved every single one of them. That man has talent. I wanted to try one with a hard theme and this one, being as short as it is, was the perfect choice. I also loved that the main characters were over 50 years old; everyone deserves their story told. I didn’t regret losing sleep because I wanted to finish it. It was worth every minute spent reading it.
Since I can’t say anymore about this little jewel, I kindly invite you to buy it and read it. Prepare a couple tissues; train your heart to be strong because you will need it.