Title: Eyes Full of Empty
Author: Jeremie Guez
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Translated By: Edward Guavin
Publisher: Unnamed Press
Publication Date: November 2015
Hardcover: 256 Pages
Stand Alone or Series: Stand Alone
How did I get this book: Owned
Why did I read this book: I picked up this book at the LA Times Bookfest at this tiny little stall that was advertising for one of the local indie book shops in Los Angeles. While the name of the actual shop escapes me, I will forever be grateful to the fact that they talked me in to buying this book. I mean, not like it really takes that much effort to talk me in to buying books anyway.
Ultimately, I knew I had to buy it when I opened the cover and this was the line that greeted me:
"If there are some people you don’t see anymore, it’s usually by choice"
When an old classmate hires Idris in the hopes of hiring his missing brother, Idris agrees and finds himself wrapped in the dark mysteries and corruptions that surround two of the richest families in Paris.
Not So Positive Points: I feel like there were almost too many subplots happening throughout the novel. In the end, all of the sub plots were interwoven and revealed for the True Plot Twist at the end, but in getting there you almost lose the main storyline. "I eye a hideous painting in the hallway. Like the guy who did it squeezed a bunch of colors down his throat and threw them all back up on the canvas.”