Adventure, Drama

Together We Will Go by J. Michael Straczynski

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This is a dicey topic to handle. I picked it up after looking at the blurb and remembered the contents of the said blurb as I started to read the book. Since it is an infrequent occurrence, I thought it would colour my reading experience, but it did not. Basically, irrespective of what you know about the storyline, you will not expect all the turn of events.
I am also partial to a well-written multi-cast where almost all are equally important ( some barely more than others). We hear many voices, but all are distinct (a little too much so in some ways, with regards to the reasons why they are all planning the trip- since we only have one of each). The resulting book is entertaining, sad and heartfelt in equal measure. The author skirts a fine line in the way suicide is viewed, and except for feeling sad for some of the stories, I was able to look at it subjectively for the individual people.
We have a group of people brought together for a common end goal (quite literally), but there are still some unsaid things and unexpected events before reaching that endpoint.
It is a quick read with the passage of the story, even with the twists and turns. I would not call it an easy read, but I am glad I gave it a chance. I would recommend it for those looking out for a quirky but emotional book with offbeat content.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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