Earlier, I had posted my concern about possibly not enjoying Lives: Perception is Reality, by JJ McMoon. Once reading it, such concern was left behind. The novel clips along briskly, full of fist-to-the-gut lines, realistic characters and memorable scenes.
What is a real credit to the writing is the author deftly telling eight separate stories, each from the 1st-person point-of-view, while flipping forward and backward in time within each of those lives, while reeling out a thread that ties them all together by the end.
This thread is the question: What do we make of coincidences in our lives? Are they truly chance encounters or milestones on destiny’s path?
Be aware that the book is full of explicit language, sex and violence, though I don’t see any of it as gratuitous.
Have you read it? What did you think?