Friday, March 27, 2015
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
It is Leonard Peacock's 18th birthday. Instead of getting presents from others, he plans to give presents to his four "best" friends and then one a gift to himself. He's going to take his grandfather's World War II Nazi gun and shoot his former best friend Asher Beal and then himself. How his gifts are received will determine what happens to both himself and Asher Beal.
This book has been on my list to read for a couple of years. The uncertainty of what would happen was intriguing to read. *** SPOILERS*** However, once I realized that the author also wrote Silver Linings Playbook I realized that the book would most likely have a redeeming ending. Once figuring out the ending, a lot of the "need" to read the book disappeared. I did think the addition of letters from his future family were an interesting touch for most of the book. Although, that too fell a little flat at the end of the story.