It’s New York City, in the first half of 2018, and Liz, a professional reader in a midsize publishing house has just received a disturbing submission—sender unkown. It’s a handwritten journal detailing its author’s struggle to find a reason to keep living. Shocked and enthralled by the dark philosophies of the journal, Liz knows what she must do: Find its author. But where to start?
Liz struggles to balance her growing obsession with the journal’s author with her ever increasing work load, and fails to keep her new mission hidden from Marcus, her boss. Worse than being upset, Marcus actually wants to publish the journal, and he thinks he’s figured out the author. Only, Marcus’s theory is one Liz absolutely despises. Desperate to prove him wrong, she leaves for Pittsburgh on her own dark journey in search of the truth.
In this profound and timely novel, Liz finds more than she is looking for; she finds a purpose.
What Should We Do Instead of Killing Ourselves? is a dramatic, moving, and exciting novel that will keep readers entertained, captivated, and engrossed from the very first page. Poignant and thought-provoking stories are currently my go-to read so when I read the description of What Should We Do Instead of Killing Ourselves? I was sold and knew that I had to read it as well as review it so that all you lovely readers could read about it! Never before have I been so captivated by a story in such a short time and this is thanks to the exceptional author Elizabeth Gordon who managed to delight me effortlessly with her tale that is unique, moving, and incredibly captivating!
What Should We Do Instead of Killing Ourselves? is a unique and brilliant tale that will whisk its readers to New York City, in 2018 and it is here that the reader will meet the protagonist of the novel, Liz. Liz is a professional reader working for Jarvis Publishers and one day she receives a submission from an anonymous author. The submission is a handwritten journal about the author’s struggle with life and how he struggles to keep on living. Liz becomes engrossed by the author’s words and embarks on a mission to find the author and what follows is a shocking, moving and poignant journey that should not be missed.
The story of What Should We Do Instead of Killing Ourselves? is excellent and incredibly well-developed thanks to Elizabeth Gordon, the author of the book. Gordon manages to develop her world with immaculate detail; every event, character, and setting is well thought out and planned, and I was impressed by Gordon’s flawless ability to do this. As I read What Should We Do Instead of Killing Ourselves?, I immediately was drawn into the book and felt captivated by Gordon’s literature, and this is for many reasons. The main reason is that Gordon’s literature is detailed in the most immaculate of ways, the text is detailed but not heavy, it is beautifully written so that the reader will be able to immerse themselves in the story from beginning to end without difficulty.
While reading What Should We Do Instead of Killing Ourselves? the reader will be able to feel Elizabeth Gordon’s pursuit of literary perfection. Gordon’s riveting tale keeps the pages turning of their own accord, and it makes for such captivating reading! Gordon seamlessly hooks the reader and immediately immerses the reader in her world through her fast-paced writing style, beautifully detailed descriptions, and flawless character integration.
Overall What Should We Do Instead of Killing Ourselves? sends you into a tailspin of a journey packed full of exciting twists and turns that leave you both guessing and wanting more. Once you pick up What Should We Do Instead of Killing Ourselves? you won’t be able to put it down…I know I couldn’t! Of course, with such a fantastic piece of literature, I have to award What Should We Do Instead of Killing Ourselves? five stars!
Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!
Goodbye for now book lovers,
P.S. Below I have attached some links about the author and this wonderful book so if you would like to learn more about the author and the book then please have a browse. Thank you so much again for reading book lovers!
Amazon US – Amazon UK – Goodreads