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Time and Again
Jack Finney
This is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death
Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, David Malki, Nathan Burgoine, Toby W. Rush, Rhiannon Kelly, Ryan Estrada, George Page III, Chandler Kaiden, Tom Francis, Grace Seybold, D.L.E. Roger, Daliso Chaponda, John Takis, Ada Hoffmann, Rebecca Black, Karen Stay Ahlstrom, Gord Sellar, M
Addition - Toni Jordan Not sure if this should get 3 or 4 stars. I'll err on the generous side...

For the most part, I enjoyed this. It's a light and funny novel, but due to the OCD given to the protagonist, it has its dark moments.

I can totally sympathize with people who have OCD since I have a few compulsive behaviors myself. Reading this book, I really felt as though I could get into the main character's head, and felt what she felt. At times, though, her character didn't seem to ring true; she was just a little too clever and ready with the one-liners, I thought. Her "recovery," also, felt slightly off to me.

Slight spoiler:
Just going by my own experiences, having her routine distrupted (even by someone she loves - actually, more likely by someone she loves, because she can express herself more fully) ought to have made Grace more anxious and more likely to fall into her old stress-relieving patterns, not less likely.

This was a good book, a light one, good for an airplane or a vacation. I doubt it will stick with me, though.