Today I’m delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for Love And Other Human Errors. My review is written with thanks to Tracy Fenton for inviting me on the tour.
An unforgettable story about love in all its chaotic glory from the author of Last One At The Party
A book synopsis is fundamentally ridiculous. How can I possibly convey, in only 100 words, the events of the past year and their impact on my perfectly ordered existence?
It is insufficient space to accurately detail how I was blackmailed into demonstrating my flawless algorithm to find a soulmate, despite having no desire for one.
In my former life I avoided trivial human connections. I was alone, accomplished and brilliant.
Unfortunately, that solitary and driven woman no longer exists.
My name is Indiana Dylan and this is the extraordinary account of how I fell in love.
There: 100 words exactly.
A fellow blogger recommended Love And Other Human Errors to me when it was first published on Kindle so I jumped at the chance to be part of the paperback blog tour and I was not in the slightest bit disappointed!
I always feel a little bit nervous approaching novels that are set in the future as I really like to be able to connect with and relate to the fiction I read, and I can’t always do this in a world I am not able to imagine. However, Love And Other Human Errors is so cleverly done: it is far enough in the future that we see some interesting technological developments, but not so far away that the world has changed so much as to be unrecognisable. It is also worth mentioning that Bethany Clift does a brilliant job of exploring human emotions in this novel, and these, of course, are timeless.
Love And Other Human Errors is told from the perspective of three characters: Indiana, Lina and Jack. I really liked this technique as they each have their own reasons why they can come across as slightly aloof, so reading about things from their points of view helped me to understand them and root for them throughout the story. The author has developed the characters really well and they will stay with me for some time after reading.
Bethany Clift is an incredibly talented writer and I love her storytelling, which in this novel, completely defies genre. It is far from the typical love story I was expecting as it focuses much more on the human condition and it definitely left me asking questions about what it is to be human and what is important to us as human beings. There are also themes of grief, friendship and family that are explored with great depth and sensitivity.
Love And Other Human Errors is available from Amazon.
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