Author - P. D. Bekendam
Title - Prime of Life
Format - ebook, paper
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Ben has left his life as a doctor behind and is working as a janitor at a retirement facility. He wants nothing to do with medicine, God, or the number 4. Yet when his past collides with his present, he's forced to face the things he turned his back on. Will he be able to find peace at last?
When I first started this book, I'll admit that I found it a little boring and I was easily distracted. But somewhere along about page 25, I found myself hooked. Ben loves prime numbers. To the point that it's almost an obsession. While he's the narrator of the story, I found the cast of supporting characters - Lex, Betty "Boop", Marvin, Frank, and Jerry "The Professor" to be delightful. I loved how in pretty much any scene that Marvin and Frank were in, they practically stole the show. Jerry was the voice of wisdom. I loved how Ben would seek out his advice and seriously think about it, even when he was mad at the truths that Jerry would tell him.
I'm not entirely sure what I was expecting in this book, but it certainly wasn't the comedy that I got. Yes, this is a comedy. But there are several serious moments in it too. I think it's a good read for someone who wants to escape into a contemporary novel.
I received this book for free from Worthy Publishing for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recommended to fans of comedy, contemporary fiction
Rating - 4 stars