Ex-rocker, approaching middle age, and stay at home dad Grant has a whole new life to look forward to in the novel Perfectly Broken by Robert Burke Warren, when he and his family move from the city to the country side. Other casts of characters in this eclectic tale include his rock star best friend, who never seemed to get out of the party stage of hi life, and his wife’s brother who can’t seem to stay sober.
Along with his own demons, Grant and his family have to juggle everyone else’s issues. Grant seems to think that moving away from New York will keep all of his problems at bay, but what he doesn’t realize is that his problems are going to follow him, and living in the country is going to bring up past demons that he won’t be able to escape from.
At first I thought this book was a little slow, and some of the characters were too erratic for me to like, for example Grant’s best friend, but once I got into the story I realized that it was a really good example of how your life can change on a dime, and how as you get older, certain things become more important to you, and other things start to fall by the way-side. Not all changes are for better or for worse, it’s just how life is, and you have to take those changes at face value.
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars, only because of the slow start. After chapter 3 I really started to love the character Grant, and I think that even though this book showcases his frailness and his vulnerability, he is a very strong person which we all can relate to at times.