Godspeed by Dan Chabot

Godspeed by Dan Chabot: The structure of this novel is quite unusual: most of it is the unbelievably saccharine tale of Derry and Amedee’s storybook romance, interspersed with the occasional chapter describing the funeral of some random person. The plot shows up about halfway through, adding quite a bit of interest to the characters’ journeys. This reads a bit like the author took a bunch of anecdotes about real people, embellished them a little bit, and strung them together into a story. There’s no villain or even much conflict to speak of, but the characters are reasonably memorable and the funeral bit is an interesting touch. If you’re in the mood for a quiet, pleasant read that won’t bring you down, give this a try. If you’re looking for a piece of hard-boiled drama, look elsewhere.

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