Life in a Fishbowl

Finished Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos. I received a copy from the publisher for review. 

Jared Stone has a brain tumor, a glioblastima multiforme. It will kill him (in four months or less) and leave his wife and two daughters destitute. The Breaking Bad option is out and so he does the next best thing: he agrees to participate in a reality show. The world will get to watch him die (and his family deal with this) and in exchange, they get $5 million. This may seem pretty callous, but (as he points out) he’s going to die anyway. 

This is a brilliant and fascinating idea but it works so well because we get to know and love the characters. Without them, this story would absolutely fall apart. 

It’s not an easy story to read, but it’s worth it. Highly recommended. 

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