Questions of Perspective
by Daniel Maunz
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 14 May 2020 | Archive Date 30 Jul 2020
After his only friend and colleague, John Manta, disappears without a word, Dave Randall further entrenches himself in the humdrum life of an unenthusiastic lawyer. But once he begins to understand what happened, he embarks on a journey to uncover the deeper meanings and implications of John’s fate. Accompanied by Peaches the cat, Dave uproots his life and reinvents himself in the midst of his search. Along the way, he is haunted by his piecemeal understanding of John’s fate and what it means for his existence. Little does Dave know, his journey of self-discovery will have ramifications that extend far beyond the borders of his own little life.
A Note From the Publisher
“QUESTIONS OF PERSPECTIVE is an existential “buddy novel” driven by likable heroes, poignant moments, and unexpected humor that fans of The Blues Brothers and Neil Gaiman’s American Gods might appreciate.” -IndieReader (IndieReader Approved, 4.8 Stars)
"This is a remarkable piece of fiction that everyone should read at least once in their lives." -Readers' Favorite
Average rating from 4 members
This is really well done. It is a unique tale that defies genre, and includes well-formed characters and some humor. It can be a little deep and a "thinkers" book for some. Given the premise it have gone all kinds of wrong, but the author masterfully crafted an excellent mix of story, individuals, and questions about life. Highly recommended. I really appreciate the review copy!!
It's been a long time since I read a fiction book like this one. Things I loved about this book: -It was so easy to read. -Thought-provoking -The plot was surprisingly refreshing -It truly moved me. ( I laughed and cried) -I didn't want it to end, however the ending could not have been any better. -The characters were relatable and felt like long-time friends. (Specially Peaches) I have the feeling I needed to read this at this very precise momet.
This was exactly the type of book I needed now, during a global pandemic where I'm making huge life choices in uncertain times. Questions of Perspective by Daniel Maunz couldn't have come at a better time. This book explores a lot of big concepts, but in a way that is so relatable and human that they aren't intimidating. Author Daniel Maunz could have made his book a heavy read, but instead it bounces along until the last few addictive chapters. Questions of Perspective follows Dave, a lawyer who has lost his inspiration for life, his best friend John, who goes through a massive change, and Peaches, the cat. Everyone will relate to Dave at some point in their lives. We've all been in those periods where we feel like we are just going through the motions, unsure how we got to this point in our lives and questioning whether this is it. In this book Dave's life, perspective and outlook on everything is shaken up by a major event concerning John. I love Daniel Maunz's writing style. The dry humour from Dave and John really connected with me. He describes every characters so well that I feel like I know them, right down to minor side characters like Dave's co-workers and John's landlord. I could picture this world he has created. Questions of Perspective leaves you with a lot of great questions for yourself. It really puts you in the position of asking 'What would you do' and 'How would you react'. It's the perfect book club. I got a free copy of this book from NetGalley and Black Rose Writing and I'm so glad I did. It's such a great first novel. It made me laugh, cry and had me dying to know what would happen next.
It was April 19, 2011. It would be the day an apathetic lawyer changes his fate to one of free will. Daniel Mauraz takes us on the journey of Dave Randall whos life has been a result of unpurposeful choices. When a friend reappears after being missing for a year, the entire universe unfolds before him. It is then that Dave can no longer continue to exist in his current life and starts on a quest. This beautiful narrative unfolds like a character study and encompasses themes of faith, love, freedom, and the meaning of God (not a religious). This novel is fresh and thought-provoking but an easy read. And should be on everyone's to be read list. Thank you, NetGalley, Black Rose Writing, and the author for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.