It’s an age where people obsess over things like phones, movies, books and people…
This book comes at a perfect time. With stalkers and obsessors going to jail for privacy invasion, how much is too much when you think you love someone? Is obsessing over someone so much that you breaks the rules good?
Let’s take a look at Perfect Days!
Teo Avelar is a loner. He lives with his paraplegic mother and her dog in Rio de Janeiro, he doesn’t have many friends, and the only time he feels honest human emotion is in the presence of his medical school cadaver—that is, until he meets Clarice. She’s almost his exact opposite: exotic, spontaneous, unafraid to speak her mind. An aspiring screenwriter, she’s working on a screenplay called Perfect Days about three friends who go on a road trip across Brazil in search of romance. Teo is obsessed. He begins to stalk her, first following her to her university, then to her home, and when she ultimately rejects him, he kidnaps her and they embark upon their very own twisted odyssey across Brazil, tracing the same route outlined in h
er screenplay. Through it all, Teo is certain that time is all he needs to prove to Clarice that they are made for each other, that time is all he needs to make her fall in love with him. But as the journey progresses, he digs himself deeper and deeper into a pit that he can’t get out of, stopping at nothing to ensure that no one gets in the way of their life together. Both tense and lurid, and brimming with suspense from the very first page, Perfect Days is a psychological thriller in the vein of Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr. Ripley—a chilling journey in the passenger seat with a psychopath, and the English language debut of one of Brazil’s most deliciously dark young writers.
Tawney’s Review: This book is a twisted love story I couldn’t put down. It made me shudder and look over my shoulder at every sound.
Our twisted protagonist Teo Avelar has little emotions. He lives in Rio de Janeiro with his wheelchair bound mother and her dog. He seems quiet and unresponsive until he meets Clarice. She is the opposite of him, lively and loud. He immediately falls for her. So what does a guy do when he falls in love? Why he kidnaps her of course and they travel all over Brazil! A whirlwind of an emotional adventure that was terrifying, creepy and all together mad! Which I loved!
This horror, suspense leaves you shuddering at the end of the book. I just stared at the last sentence wondering..did I read that correctly?! It’s definitely a nail biter and one you can’t put down. Teo is a character with flaws. Maybe a psychopath because he can’t see that is actions have consequences. He blames others. He is a great character to follow and you love to hate him. I was rooting for Clarice all the way and the ending…perfect. Simple and disturbing.
Should you read this? YES! Set in the wonderful country of Brazil, Rapheal takes you on a psychological thrill ride that won’t let you put the book down until the very end.
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