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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Book Review: The Opposite of Everything by David Kalish


When Brooklyn journalist Daniel Plotnick learns he has cancer, his fortunes fall faster than you can say Ten Plagues of Egypt. His wife can’t cope, his marriage ends in a showdown with police, and his father accidentally pushes him off the George Washington Bridge.

Daniel miraculously survives his terrifying plunge, and comes up with a zany plan to turn his life around: by doing the opposite of everything he did before.
In the darkly comedic tradition of Philip Roth and Lorrie Moore comes a new novel from author David Kalish, who draws us into a hilarious, off-kilter world where cancer tears apart relationships...and builds new ones. 

My Review: 
* I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*
This book was quirky yet easy to relate too. I feel it would be most enjoyed by adults since it deals with marriage, cancer and work- things that happen more in adult life. I like how it went through Daniel's divorce and illness. 

This books follows Daniel's journey from coping with his situation and viewing life in a whole new way. I found myself cheering for him and glad he was making changes, though at some points he takes it a little to far. 

This book is funny, thought provoking and totally worth the read. Kalish writes in such a way that the book is polished, well written and witty. The dialog is great, the characters are well developed and the story has a great flow to it.