0 thoughts on “My Name is Joe

  1. I absolutely loved this book! I would classify this as literary fiction because of the eloquent prose, attention to character and detail, and the proper motivation to make me think and feel.

    Essentially “My Name Is Joe” is about a middle-aged man who has no family of his own, and working from home has kept him isolated from the outside world. He is relatively without ambition or motivation and is just going through the motions of the daily grind when he learns he has cancer of the terminable nat

  2. A short and emotional book, you’ll likely be left with a renewed appreciation for life.

    This is a short quote that I liked from the book:

    “You are not dying, and perception might lead you to believe there is still plenty of time for experience later. Someday you’ll visit the Grand Canyon. Someday you’ll find a job that you actually love to do. There will be plenty of time for the love of a puppy for the love of a good woman…someday.

    “I was a man who had walked through his somedays and had not ev

  3. A wonderful book about one man’s search for redemption and recognition before he dies. He finds solace and a family when he meets a women and her son.

    Stefan Bourque does a great job touching all our emotional buttons. It’s very sad but also inspirational and sweet. The pace is slow and meandering, but in a good way, imitating a man’s contemplation of what his own death would mean. The characters are realistic and powerful. They each have their weaknesses but try their best to overcome them.

    As I

  4. I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads (a fact I am required to disclose). Although I had no previous exposure to Bourque’s writing, I am looking forward to reading more of his work. Bourque has written a beautiful book with My Name Is Joe. Despite its heart breaking subject, the story both inspired me and restored my faith in the potential for human kindness.

  5. If I’d ever recommend a book, it has to be this one

    I read this book as part of a personal project to search for books in the 3 stars range, but which actually should be 5 stars, at least for me.

    After rounding up a couple of books, I wouldn’t have imagined that I’d find the perfect book matching my criteria right off the bat. This is definitely a hidden gem.

    What I liked the most about the book is how believable Joe is as a character. How the author can convey such complex emotions and yet one ca

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