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I always feel kind of bad when I get litfic ARCs, because I feel like I have to read/review them, and I know I'm going to write some version of well written but not for me I had higher than average hopes for this one, because it did have speculative elements, and if it had leaned into just being SF/F I think it could have been something really enjoyable As it was, I spent the whole time being frustrated that it wasn't This is probably someone's cup of tea It was well written It wasn't really for me. This is a really beautiful book that explores the human condition and human nature in its many forms It explores themes of loneliness, yearning to connect, the cost of happiness The story is very imaginative and moving but not cheesy I read one review that called it profound and yet playful and those two words, I found, are quite accurate descriptions Excited to seefrom this author Thanks to Netgalley for my ARC. #EPUB ⚫ Before You Go é “Hats off to that brave soul daring to write what might be called speculative literary fiction, and willing to venture answers to questions beyond even those of life amp; death Tommy Butler’s debut novel Before You Go has a big beating heart and a mind all its own” — Joshua Ferris, author of The Dinner Party and Then We Came to the EndA big, rich, lifeaffirming debut that explores the most perplexing questions of existence: purpose, the pain of loneliness, the desire for happiness, and the price we pay as we search for fulfillmentIn the Before, humankind is created with a hole in its heart, the designers not realizing their mistake—if it was a mistake—until too lateElliot Chance is just a boy, and knows nothing of this All he knows is that he doesn’t feel at home in this world, and his desire for escape becomes urgent as he grows into adulthood, where the turbulence of life seems to offer no cure for the emptiness Desperate and lost, he stumbles upon a support group on the edge of Manhattan There he meets two other drifting souls—Sasha, a young woman who leaves coded messages in the copy she writes for advertising campaigns, and Bannor, whose detailed depictions of the future make Elliot think he may have actually been there With these two unlikely allies, Elliot launches into the business of life, determined to be happy in spite of himselfYet the hole in the heart is not so easily filledProfound yet playful, Before You Go is a beautiful, imaginative journey into the ache and wonder of being human, and the quest for a meaningful life The book has made me do a lot of things I will be glad if the author message me Another great debut for 2020 (As crazy as this year has been) Fair warning, this book hits all the emotions at least in my opinion.But why this book needs to be read: the important lessons and eyeopening moments it brings to the reader's attention When you go through the many stages of Elliot's life, you totally empathize with this protagonist Being a child, full of wonder and awe to only have it ripped away by adult figures In young adolescence, fumbling your way through life and seeing what sticks and stays And during those times, meeting and being with some of the most crucial people to the rest of your life This is the part of the story (his early twenties to late twenties) that the bulk of the story focuses on, which I think was great It was important to see his youth to understand him But choosing this period of time for a character was really impactful His demons had not really resurfaced, but truly had never gone away He had been dealing with things a lot longer than one would expect And that is okay, you can't just cure someone That it is alright to not fight or to fight the feelings you have underlying I think that is one of the lessons you learn in this story That everything, in its own time, is simply just a moment, and then another, and again anotherTommy Butler has not only written a story of morale, but a story of prose To call this poetic is not enough To call it lyrical is still just scraping the surface His use of the English language to describe and emphasize emotions, beings, and places is without a doubt articulated through the creativethought process It makes the story engaging in a way we do not normally see these days in books. Before You Go is a coming of age fiction by Tommy Butler It has a very unique set up The book discusses life, finding its purpose, death, dealing with pain and a lotissues of the entire existence of human beings. We've been lately hearing a lot about the increased feeling of loneliness among people, depression, suicidal thoughts and suicides This wonderful book is an answer to many questions The author has an amazing philosophy which he describes through the story of Elliot Chance. The story starts from the making of mankind where the manufacturers leave a void in the hearts of humans by mistake It is that emptiness that makes them feel incomplete, lost and miserable.Elliot is a young boy, who feels lost in this world He thinks that he doesn't belong here and attempts to leave the world in many ways He wants to believe in magic and an entirely different magical world but people around him shove the hard truth into his face Thehe grows into adulthood, thehe wants to end his life. To escape from the pain he is going through, he joins a support group where he meets Sasha and Bannor They have their own story to tell Elliot, Sasha and Bannor become good friends and try to sail through life with each other's support.In spite of a job, girl friend and good life, Elliot keeps at his attempts to end his life The story is about how he finds happiness in his life, eventually and lives a full life. Kudos to the author for writing such a wonderful and speculative fiction I can't believe that this is Tommy Butler's debut He has a deeper sense of understanding about a lot of unanswered questions about the day to day pain we experience in the voids of our hearts. This book is much needed in today's world, a book that talks above and beyond life, death and everything in between The book is releasing on August 11th, 2020.  My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A candid look at life and death mixed with a unique view on what came before we are who we are.What do you say about a book like BEFORE YOU GO? It is one of those rare novels that push the boundaries of how you perceive our existence It explores so many facets of human emotions while looking at the choices we make.What I found most compelling about this story is the realness and the grit within the prose Elliot’s life and his view on it were never once sugarcoated The way he lived within the book felt authentic to what we all experience on some level Then you add into the narrative a hint of the great beyond with the designers and how they created us all with a hole near our hearts so that we would want to leave earth when it was our time Somehow, it all works well.Through eloquent writing, a bit of imagination, and a true grounding in the real world, BEFORE YOU GO will make your heartbreak while at the same time offer hope It truly celebrates all the aspects of what being human means.Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Highly Caffeinated Rating of… ☕ ☕ ☕ ☕✦ ✦ ✦ ✦Follow the Highly Caffeinated Victoria Colotta: Website | Facebook | Twitter @vcolotta | Instagram | Goodreads✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ Tommy Butler's first novel is ambitious and provocative It follows the life of Elliot Chance from childhood when he first notices a void or hole in his heart until life's end While it's Elliot's story we soon realize that he's reflecting on the scope of humanity and the ways in which many people go through life without ever considering their true purpose or the ways of human kindness.While the story starts out slow and can be difficult to follow, this is an important book that captures both the sorrow and joy of the human condition I look forward to readingby Butler.I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review and I appreciate having had this opportunity. 2.5The writing style is gorgeous and I enjoyed the myriad of themes the author explored in the book, but the plot itself felt too insubstantial and hollow for my liking In the frame story, things would justhappen for no discernible reason.Also, I wasn’t in love with any of the characters – the narrator and supporting cast have the collective personality of wallpaper paste, to be perfectly honest I also felt like this book was trying to juggle too many things, and wished the author stuck with a central idea and explored it indepth rather than attempting to be profound in all manner of topics.Tonally, the book also felt off – the beginning reads like a classic herofallsdowntherabbithole fairytale, the middle a gritty New York period piece following a disillusioned Everyman stuck in a deadend corporate job, and the ending a philosophical literary drama about life The chapters were also interspersed withscifi snippets? Told through a side character we barely know of/care about? What?However, I will say, for a debut, it’s a passable story A littleorganization and coherence in the plot would go a long way I’d pick up another book by the author for the writing style alone – it’s one of the book’s few saving graces. I think the overarching idea of this book is a phenomenal one, but overall, I found this story hard to follow This book started off pretty slow and I thought the main character was hard to connect with The writing was great, and I would love to see this author put outbooks Thanks so much to Netgalley and Harper Collins for this Advanced Reader's Copy!