Sunday, May 5, 2019

“How Not to Die Alone” by Richard Roper

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✩

Andrew is the male version of Eleanor Oliphant. He is socially awkward and emotionally damaged but incredibly kind and endearing. He works for the British Council and his job is to go to the homes of people who have died alone to try and determine if there is any next of kin and/or funds to pay for a funeral. Due to a misunderstanding during his job interview, Andrew’s co-workers all think that Andrew has a wife and two children. It started out as a simple mistake but grows into a complicated and comical web of lies especially after Peggy starts working with him and reminds him what it feels like to have a social life that exists outside of an online chat group. This book is laugh-out-loud funny, touching, dark and calamitous. 

Ugly cry potential: Med-Low
LOL:  High
Character development: Good
Unputdownable-ness: Medium-high
Originality: Medium
Quality of Writing: Good
Intellectual Depth: Medium
Emotionally Trying: Med-Low

Thank you to #NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. #HowNotToDieAlone

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