This Book Will Save Your Life: A Novel by A. M. Homes
Reviewed by Erik Spanberg
Christian Science Monitor
"Richard Novak has everything and nothing all at once. (Most important, he will have a movie in him someday soon.) Long established as a financial success, Novak, the protagonist of This Book Will Save Your Life, A. M. Homes's uneven new novel, has pared his life to the bare essentials of an affluent existence. He has a housekeeper, a nutritionist, a trainer ? and a computer to track his myriad investments. He has no job because he doesn't need one. So what could go wrong as Richard gazes from his mansion at Los Angeles below? Seized by a panic attack, he thinks he's dying and calls 911." Read the entire Christian Science Monitor Review.