Seras-Tu Là ? (Guillaume Musso)

This morning, before going to work, I finished reading “Seras-tu là ?” (Will You Be There?) by French novelist Guillaume Musso.

The idea of the book revolves around an essential question that almost everybody must have asked themselves at some point in their lives: If you had the opportunity to, what would you change in your life? If you had to do it again, what remorse, what regret would you choose to obliterate?

The story follows Elliott, a successful 60 year old surgeon, who lives in San Francisco and whose life is illuminated by his daughter Angie. He would be perfectly happy if only Ilena, the woman he was passionately in love with, hadn’t died thirty years before.
One day, by a strange combination of circumstances, he is brought back to his own past and meets the young ambitious doctor and man he used to be thirty years earlier. Since then, the two Elliotts weirdly face off in a struggle on whether they should mingle with past events and change destiny or not.

The idea of the book is a very interesting one, and I really liked the way the whole story and approach was handled, and how the concept of time travel was integrated into it all.

Thanks to my friend Bilel, who recommended and lent me this book. I too recommend it, it’s a light quick enjoyable read that tells you a nice story but also makes you think about what you’d do if you had the ability to go back in time and change something in your life.

[ Seras-Tu Là ? (Guillaume Musso) (FR)]
[ Will You Be There? (Guillaume Musso) (EN)]

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