My Noon, My Midnight

By Justin Fenech

By Justin Fenech

This is a book of intelligence. You shouldn’t grab a copy if you aren’t competent enough to understand the depth and the measure that you will dive into upon reading the first page.

Fenech has a talent that is rare amongst writers, it feels like he can transform the pages into something that is definitely real but easy to imagine. His words are crafty and his narration is superb. I felt like I was reading a masterpiece and I enjoyed it to the fullest.

So what is this lovely book about? Well it’s something of a contemporary novel. Two paths collide on this journey called regular old life. Our characters are brought together and eventually form a relationship but the formation of this relation is what makes you go ‘wow’ as you read. The characterization is quite real which makes their dialogue fit into the story even better. The amount of detail is perfect, it’s the balanced mixture for a great novel.

This book can be compared to the works of Khaled Hosseini, if you loved The Kite Runner, or had a remote interest in Life of Pi (by Yann Martel) then you should grab a copy of this book. This is literary talent at its peak and it would be a terrible waste if you didn’t take part in enjoying it.

I would recommend this book to adult readers and those with a passion for contemporary fiction. There is a bit of romance but the base of the story is definitely grounded in the journey and the formation of that relationship, to call this a simple love story would be a huge injustice to the rest of the novel. If you like exploring other cultures then you’ll love this colorful cast of beautiful characters. There’s a lot to love about this book, every kind of reader will find enjoyment in it.

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

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