I loved this book. I loved it for its deceptive simplicity and its main character Senor Jose, a very brave man about whom I began to care deeply.
'All the names' is a clever book that draws you into the monotonous and mundane world of a middle-aged civil servant and then gives you an extraordinary story within the framework of a well thought-out philosophy about life, love and death. This novel explores the consequences of sustained loneliness, personal development and how how the living of our modern world rub shoulders with the dead. We are caught up with Senor Jose's quest to learn more about the 'unknown woman.' We tremble with him as he braves his fear of heights and roots around like a stalker in someone's else's life. We worry about the lows he experiences, the effect of his obsession on his mental health and how he risks everything to fulfill his quest to the bitter end. Finally, we applaud his bravery and obvious strength of character in the face of exposure.
An uplifting book, where 'every man' triumphs. Highly recommended for the thoughtful.
- Audio CD
- Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance (3 March 2020)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1978682433
- ISBN-13: 978-1978682436
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 1.6 x 14 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 195 g
- Customer Reviews: 63 customer ratings