Jan 162013
Review: Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped OutExcuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out by Pandora Poikilos
Published by Self published on Apr 17, 2011
Genres: Adult, Contemporary
Format: eBook from Free Download
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Rating: dnf

Anya Michaels is having the time of her life. She has the man of her dreams by her side. She has graduated at the top of her class. She has the job others were lining up for. Between late night drinks at her favourite bar and fancy dinners at the most expensive restaurants, she has a string of adoring friends.

Everything changes when she hears the dreaded words, “You are sick.” Being diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder, her world starts to fall apart, one piece at a time. Now dumped, her four year relationship is nothing but a memory filled with pictures, thoughts and a very broken heart. Her job becomes an even further challenge as she tries to hide her condition. Her friends suddenly have more important things to do, what is a party without a party girl? Perfect could not crumble any faster. Soon, caught between situations, people and pieces of life that she never dreamed of planning for herself, Anya begins to wonder if her brain condition is all that bad. As she absorbs the changes in her life and realization sets in, she begins to wonder if she is the only one saying: Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out.

I got a third of the way through the book and kept wondering when the story would start. It had a rambling written-letter format that didn’t really convey a plot. It was mostly cliched phrases and ideas like living life to its fullest and accepting and loving what you have. Those are all great themes, but I prefer to have those messages subtly shown through action and change.

I liked the summary, and was expecting a tear-causing emotional story. Unfortunately, what I got was bored and annoyed. So I had to just stop reading.

  One Response to “Review: Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out”

  1. Wow! I was all for adding this to my TBR list and then I got to your review. Like you, I’m imagining an emotional story. Sorry it wasn’t enjoyable.

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