Lost in September

Lost in September by Kathleen Winter

2/5 stars

This tells the tale of an ex-soldier on the streets of Montreal suffering from PTSD and incorporates a historical figure from Canadian history.

This book really didn’t do it for me. It seemed like it was trying really hard to be poetic and different, but it really fell flat. I was extremely bored the whole time and felt no connection to any of the characters. The historical portions felt like I was reading a particularly bad textbook in school. I did not buy into the authors attempt at trying to make you believe/doubt that Jimmy and James were the same person. It didn’t make any sense, I was completely unable to suspend belief and immerse myself in the reality of the plot device. At no time did I believe that James could be existing in modern times, he said and did things that were completely off character. If we are meant to believe that we are following a character from 1759 he shouldn’t just be casually taking public transport to run errands. This book is meant to tackle the effects of PTSD in armed forces which is a very important subject so I am quite disappointed that this failed to deliver and sort of compelling storyline. This was a real struggle for me to finish and sadly I don’t think I would recommend it.

An ebook copy of this book was provided to me via netgalley in exchange for an honest review

sleepy september