#80 — The Life We Bury

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

Rating: 3/5

  • Joe Talbert is college student who is trying to complete an assignment for English class. The assignment is to interview someone and write their biography. He ends up going to a nursing home and meeting Carl, a convicted murderer and pedophile who is dying of cancer
  • Neither man is who they appear to be; neither is Lila, the neighbor Joe has a crush on and who gets roped into helping Joe find the truth about Carl
  • Everything about the book is predictable, but that doesn’t necessarily make the book bad or boring