on 26 February 2014
No One Writes Back is the story of a young man who left home with his MP3 player, a novel, a backpack and Wajo who was once his grandfather's dog and is now his best friend. Wajo is no ordinary dog. He is smart and plays an important part in the story.
The young man, who is the narrator, befriends a lot of people on his way. He does not want to know their names. He gives them numbers and writes to them because "Letters...are like journal entries to me. The only difference is that the day does not stay with me but is sent to someone else". He is hoping they will write back.
Along the way he meets 751, a woman novelist. They travel together for a while and from their conversations we learn about their lives and their views on the world.
The narrator also writes to his family. He refers to them by name. It is obvious that he loves them very much.
So why is he wandering from motel to motel?
Will someone write back?
I loved this book. It is interesting all the way through, right to the end.
Do read it.