The book for review is “Pale Highway” by Nicholas Conway.
Meet our main character, Gabriel Schist. At the present time he is spending the end of his golden years at Bright New Day which is a nursing home. Gabriel is not just any ordinary resident there. He won the Nobel Prize for inventing a vaccine for Aids. A brilliant scientist, he is now suffering from Alzheimer’s and the disease is slowly erasing what made him so unique.
If that was not bad enough to handle from a proud man, a virus invades one of the residents and it is on a tear to invade everyone at the home. Gabriel takes it upon himself to find a cure before it is too late. Getting permission from the administrator of the facility he gets to work. But time is not on his side as his own disease starts to get worse. Hallucinations start to fill his head and Gabriel must learn what is real and not real.
With the aid of slugs that can talk, in his mind or is it real is a struggle, he starts to uncover the truth of what is going on with the residents.
This was an interesting book. My mother has Alzheimer’s and how it is painted in the book is a good depiction of this horrible disease. I liked Gabriel and his stubbornness to forge through everything that comes in his way. I have to admit the slugs threw me off and I have not figured out if I like them or not. But a good read never the less.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.