Books I Read: Daytripper
Meet Bras de Oliva Domingos. The miracle child of a world-famous Brazilian writer, Bras spends his days penning other people’s obituaries and his nights dreaming of becoming a successful author himself — writing the end of other people’s stories, while his own has barely begun.
Each day in Bras’ life is like a page from a book. Each one reveals the people and things who have made him who he is: his mother and father, his child and his best friend, his first love and the love of his life. And like all great stories, each day has a twist he’ll never see coming…
This is the part where I usually go on for paragraphs about details about the craft of the book, scenes I liked, quoting dialogue, etc., but I genuinely think this reading experience was a perfect gem that I don't want to puncture by analyzing. (I am, however, willing to mix a metaphor apparently.) It might have been nice to have a deluxe hardcover, but then again the newsprint shows off Dave Stewart's genius coloring perfectly and I'm not sure it would look right on glossy paper.