Author Daniel Maunz
This is the spoiler free review of Questions of Perspective, to be released May 14th, 2020. If you would like to read the spoiler full review and synopsis please visit here.
Thank you so much to the author for providing me with a copy of this book in order to be able to provide an honest review.
Questions of Perspective is an impressive debut novel from Daniel Maunz that deals with all the biggest questions in life. Is there a god? Is god good? What is the meaning of life? What is the importance of free will? Why do bad things happen to good people?
But forget all of that for a second because I want to bring up the most important part of this book, there’s a cat named Peaches who goes on hikes with its owner sans leash and doesn’t run away. So basically, it’s a fantasy novel.
There’s a lot of heavy subject matter in this book that may make you stop to think about these grand questions and philosophize about what you should be doing with your life but the story and the characters are also engaging enough that you can easily forget about all of that and just go along for the ride.
Questions of Perspective balances philosophy with escapism in a very entertaining and never heavy handed way.
As most people have, I’ve found myself questioning my career or life choices and therefore found myself lost wondering what it all means. The protagonist here is in that situation but dialed up to 11.
As Dave journeys to find himself and his place in the universe we see him go through phases that many of us have probably experienced as well. He’s pretty relatable even to non-lawyers.
The pacing of the novel is spot on. I never found myself questioning how we got from one event to the other and when the timeline jumps forward by years at a time it flows naturally.
But the thing I appreciate most about this book is how casually it handles the concept of god. The way Maunz handles faith and personifying a deity is reminiscent of Christopher Moore but with his own flair.
I absolutely recommend this book to anyone who’s tired of reading the same heroes journey. This is a unique story that catches you in the first chapter and keeps you waiting right alongside the main character every step of the way until the ending which is equal parts fantastical and down to earth.
5/5 cats 🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈
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