Pretty Good

April 13, 2015 by Phil Boloson on Amazon | 4 out of 5 stars

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he & She by Wayne Clark takes the reader on an internal journey through the mind of the main character, Kit, who is a freelance translator struggling to make ends meet. He is bored with his life and feels little if any connection to his, so called, girlfriend who also appears to be trapped in her own life with no way out. After having a one night stand with a purple haired woman he met at a show, Kit takes it upon himself to change the things in his life that are not fulfilling and attempt to live out the fantasies he so desperately needs to feel alive again. Sometimes taking your life back means moving to a new place, sometimes it means getting a new job, or it just might mean sending an email to a very dominating woman who will bring all things kinky to life.

To be honest, this is not my type of book. In the opening pages the content was seductive enough that I felt I may be in for a new version of fifty shades. I was pleasantly surprised though to find this novel extremely well written and thought provoking. While the dialogue is lacking in substance, the characters inner monologues take the reader through the story very nicely and develop the plot just as well. While there are some portions of the story that are meant for only an adult audience, the story itself is one of a inner exploration and an attempt to regain the youth that Kit had lost in his rather meaningless life. While not my genre of choice, I recommend this book to any reader of psychological fiction or anyone interested in something just outside of ordinary.

Wayne is a Montreal based writer, editor and translator.

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