Light Boxes but eventually it was picked up by Penguin. There are reviewers who love this book and those who don't. I have thought about it for days and still can't decide how I really feel about it. I appreciate what he was trying to do but I don't think I liked it very much.
The main character, Thaddeus, lives with his wife and daughter in a town where February has taken hold and hasn't left the town alone for over a year. The children are disappearing, everything is rotting and the sun never comes out. The town, led by Thaddeus, decides to declare war against February.
The book uses multiple viewpoints and fonts to tell this short story. For me, it constantly pulled me out of the story. Also, there was little difference between the "voices" of the various narrators and sometimes I didn't realize that it had changed point of view. And honestly, I just didn't always get what was happening. But I also felt like I had a sense of what Jones was trying to accomplish with the book and I can't say that he was unsuccessful. Overall, I just think this is one that will appeal to some readers but not others but I'm not sure what the criteria for choosing it should be.
One hundred and eighty degrees from February,
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