The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult is yet another book featuring infidelity.
I’m not really sure if I liked it or not. I didn’t really care for the characters, but I found parts of the plot interesting.
What I loved:
- Learning about The Book of Two Ways and Egyptology in general.
- Dawn’s work as a death doula and her friendship with her client Win.
- Quantum mechanics and discussions of Schrödinger’s cat and the multiverse.
What I didn’t love:
- The alternating timelines. It was confusing. Is this now? The past? Boston? Egypt? I understand why the narrative device was chosen, and appreciate the twist at the end, but there could have been better signaling of when/where the story was at.
- The infidelity.
- The implausibility of Dawn and Wyatt.
- Dawn’s actions, which really did not seem to match what we’re told about her character (selfless, loving, etc.)
Recommended if you love Egypt, mummies, or anything about Egyptology.