Perfect Days: A Novel

Perfect Days: A Novel

by Raphael Montes


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ISBN-13: 9780143129998
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 295,974
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Raphael Montes was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1990. He is a lawyer and a writer and his short stories have appeared in Playboy and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. His debut novel, Roulette, was published to much acclaim in Brazil in 2010 and was a finalist for the São Paolo Literature Prize. Perfect Days is being published in 13 countries. Montes published his third book, The Village, in August 2015, earning him comparisons with Stephen King. He also writes screenplays for cinema and television.

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Perfect Days 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Read this book with great anticipation wondering how on Earth the author could end this book. Unfortunately, the answer came too soon and with a thud. My response was, “oookkkaaaaaaaay. So that’s how it ends.” I then scratched my head and went about finding a new book to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Probably one of the most messed up books I've ever read, and believe me I've read many. But it was just so damn good! Every time I'd put the book down, I couldn't stop thinking about and had to keep reading more just to see what happens.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Teo liked Gertrude who was a corpse. The students weren’t at ease around Teo.The Anatomy lab was his domain. He often tried to think of Gertrude- as that is the name of the female corpse they were working with- before she died. She had been in her sixties or seventies. Teo had actually wished he could kill one of the female students who he felt had disrespected Gertrude. But he wasn’t a murderer or monster, But even as a child he just lived as he didn’t like anyone or have feelings for anyone or miss anyone. He was also still the same way or so he thought. Then Teo realized it was the end of the semester and he would never see Gertrude again and he was alone … once again. Teo lived with his mother Patricia who was ina wheelchair and Marli was Patricia’s neighbor and best friend. She did help Patricia with some things like a shower. Then Patricia forced Teo to go to a birthday party with her and there he met Claire. His shoulder had tingled where she had touched it. Claire is the opposite of Teo. Claire is working on a screenplay called Perfect Days. Teo finally feels and falls in love which turns into obsession. Claire doesn’t love Teo like he feels she should so then he kidnaps her and goes on a road trip with Claire. I am not really sure how I felt about this book. It was a unique story that is for sure and I have read alot of books. I’m on the borderline on how much I liked this story so that is why it’s a three. It did have good twists especially Teo not feeling for most of his like then he finds himself in love even if it turned into obsession. Anyway i didn’t hate this just on the fence about it. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very different sort of novel, written in first person by someone you will learn to hate. You will be disturbed, surprised and incredulous often. I will be recommending this book to friends, but only if I think they can handle it!
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
Oh my, this Teo fellow was one crazy, and I mean crazy dude. He thinks that by kidnapping the girl of his dreams and holding her hostage and "treating her like a queen" she will learn to love him. About half way through the book, I was about to go crazy myself. I was pretty much over this psycho and then things started happening. Finally. They had changed hotels and the whole scenery and everything started changing. Not that the first part was boring, I was just tired of this loser guy and the things that he would do to this girl. However, the last half of the book, it was worth getting my blood boiling. I'm not going to give out any spoilers here, you will just have to get the book and see for yourself. But it is definitely a game changer. I guess you could say, be careful what you wish for. Oh what an ending, I loved it!!! Thanks to Penguin Group for approving my request and to Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review. The ending just blew me away - it was definitely worth the read!