Book Endings – A Call Numbers novel: Loss, Pain, and Revelations
Book Endings – A Call Numbers novel: Loss, Pain, and Revelations centers around a group of people working at the 58th Street Branch Library in Manhattan. The main character, Robin Walker, is a college student and works at the library as a clerk. He was abandoned by his mother and raised by his grandfather, Jon David Walker, a military Veteran. The story begins with Robin finding his grandfather on the floor, not breathing. He knows his grandfather, his one support system and the person who has raised him his whole life, does not have long to live. Robin starts to lose direction after his grandfather passes shortly after. His job at the library is full of drama. There are secrets between co-workers, an ongoing power struggle between two of his supervisors, a much-too-young girl who has a crush on him, and very catty young girls who don’t like Robin. Robin goes back and forth in a mental struggle with himself. Is he the good guy who saves a naive girl from being raped? Or the bad guy without boundaries who will fight anyone in his path? It is during this struggle that he meets a beautiful, strong, amazing Japanese woman by the name of Shinju. Robin feels that his life is finally headed somewhere positive and is no longer lonely when he is with Shinju. But are things really this easy and does Robin get his happily ever after?
I found Book Endings – A Call Numbers novel: Loss, Pain, and Revelations to have an amazing, colorful cast of characters. Although there were a lot of them in the book, the author was kind enough to create a character index at the beginning of the book for the reader. It came in very handy as new characters were introduced. I also really enjoyed the different storylines in the book, however, I felt that the book could have been separated into smaller stories. As I was reading Book Endings – A Call Numbers novel: Loss, Pain, and Revelations I could visualize it being made into a television program with the different episodes one after another. As I was reading, there was so much information that I felt I could have been missing some important details along the way. Another fantastic part of the book was the references to the different places in New York as well as pop culture including music and video games. Overall, this book was a welcome flashback to 1994. I recommend this book to fans of real-life drama books.
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