Can’t-Wait Wednesday – 29th April, 2020 #Brainfluffbookblog #CWC #WOW


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Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s Can’t-Wait offering – Set My Heart to Five by Simon Stephenson – release date, 28th May, 2020

#science fiction #contemporary

Jared does not have friends. Bcause friends are a function of feelings. herefore friends are just one more human obligation that Jared never has to worry about. But Jared is worrying. Which is worrying. He’s also started watching old films. And inexplicably crying in them. And even his Feelings Wheel (given to him by Dr Glundenstein, who definitely is not a friend) cannot guide him through the emotional minefield he now finds himself in.

Soon his feelings will send him fleeing across the country, pursued by a man who wants to destroy him and driven by an illogical desire to share pathogens with the woman who bamboozles him the most.

I was looking for something a bit different when I requested this one, and while it certainly is exploring a familiar sci fi trope – what it means to be human – I liked the rather quirky blurb. Hopefully, I’ll enjoy it, but I’m not really in a place to strike out from the comfort blanket of my favourite authors right now, so we’ll see how it goes…

31 responses »

  1. This does sound a bit different and definitely interesting. I hope you do enjoy it when you read it, Sarah. Stay safe and well!

    • I’m keeping my fingers crossed – so far this year, I’ve encountered some really successful books when searching for something a bit different. And come an almightly cropper just twice – let’s hope this isn’t another one!

  2. I’m not sure I would pick this one up, but it does sound different and if you’re interested in trying something new, it seems to fit the bill. I hope you enjoy it! Take care and Happy Reading. 🙂

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