#BookReview: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

by Claire North

Genre: General Fiction
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Book Release Date: April 8, 2014
My Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This might be one of the most entertaining, enthralling, intellectually stimulating fiction books I’ve ever read.

This story follows Dr. Harry August, born January 1, 1919, as he recounts his life he has been destined to repeat over and over and over. And he remembers … everything.

What I love about this story is there is not one page, paragraph, or sentence of it that drags. It’s compelling, constantly moving, constantly something happening that had me glued to the pages, so very interesting.

What else I love about this story is it made me think. It had my brain cells working, constantly stimulated trying to work out how would that work, or how could that actually be applied. The time travel aspect, and the way that other people like him, the kalachakras they were named, would communicate with each other, the youngest relaying messages to the oldest of them to take back and carry messages to the others in their membership they call the Cronus Club after the old one dies and returns to their life young again. How messages are relayed centuries into the past and future.

What else I loved about this story was the dynamic between Harry and Vincent Rankis, his enemy, his friend. How calculating Harry is, and how brilliant you realize he has to be to play his part so supremely to never betray his lies. This man, these men, are brilliant! And it’s shown (not told) how brilliant they really are, this worthy foe and our Hero.

What a story, what a story. This is such a stimulating and captivating read. Worth every moment. And that ending… wow!!!

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