The Beautiful Fall by Hugh Breakey

The Beautiful Fall
.PDF, 293 pages
Expected Publication: May 4th 2021 by Text Publishing

About the Book:
Every 179 days Robbie forgets everything. He knows this because last time it happened he wrote himself a letter explaining it. The disorientation. The fear. The bizarre circumstances imposed by the rare neurological condition he lives with. To survive the forgetting—to cope with his recurring loss of identity—Robbie leads a solitary, regimented life. Lives alone. Speaks to no one if he can avoid it. Works to complete a strange herculean task set for him by his former self. And then, with twelve days left before his next forgetting, Julie invades his life. Young, beautiful—the only woman he can ever remember meeting. As the hour draws near, Robbie is forced to confront the fact that his past is very different from how he had imagined it. And when Julie reveals her own terrible secret, he must find a way to come to terms with the truth about himself.

My Review:
I really wanted to love this book but it read like a diary and not a lot happened, especially in the beginning.  It was really repetitive, which I guess is to be expected when a guy has to live his life over again every 179 days. 

I also found both Robbie and his love interest, Julie very one dimensional. I could definitely tell the author is a philosopher, the book really reads that way. This is kind of like 50 First Dates and Groundhog Day rolled into one, without the wit or humour. And the ending seemed rushed. 

Thank you NetGalley, Hugh Breakey and Text Publishing for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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