21 Jun Almost Everything Very Fast
Almost Everything Very Fast by Christopher Kloeble
Summary: Albert is nineteen, grew up in an orphanage, and never knew his mother. All his life Albert had to be a father to his father: Fred is a child trapped in the body of an old man. He spends his time reading encyclopedias, waves at green cars, and is known as the hero of a tragic bus accident. Albert senses that Fred, who has just been given five months left to live, is the only one who can help him learn more about his background.
With time working against them, Albert and Fred set out on an adventurous voyage of discovery that leads them via the underground sewers into the distant past–all the way back to a night in August 1912, and to the story of a forbidden love.
Angie’s comments: Almost Everything Very Fast is a book with unique characters and plot. The book alternates between past and present, and you still aren’t sure how it all ties together until close to the end. Caution: part of the plot involves incest. It is odd, but good, and I love Albert’s attitude at the end. I wish I could describe how I felt about the book better, but it is just an odd book.
Recommended for readers of literary fiction.