February 16, 2016
"They had no money, no education, but they had bones, muscles, organs. And that made them useful." ~ pg. 3
This is the story of a twisted young medical student named Teo. He lives with his paraplegic mother and dog in Rio de Janeiro. Clarice is an exotic, outspoken aspiring screenwriter working on a screenplay titled Perfect Days. Teo becomes obsessed with her and begins to stalk her, following her to and from home and school. She ultimately rejects him and that's when the story gets wild. Teo kidnaps Clarice and takes her on a twisted journey across Brazil that mirrors the same route as in her screenplay.
Bookhearts know that I am a sucker for a psycho suspense thriller. I am forever looking for the next big hit. Well this ain't it. Sorry to say Perfect Days does not have that chilling factor. Maybe because everything happens too soon and was too predictable. Though I am grateful to have read the English translated debut of one of Brazil's most celebrated young writers.
Perfect Days is available today in bookstores and online. Happy English Pub Day!
Disclaimer: This book was received directly from the publisher for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are honestly my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.
Title: Perfect Days
Author: Raphael Montes
Published: February 2016
Challenge: Popsugar Book Translated to English