Today I am sharing my review as a part of the blog tour for I Love You Too, Daddy by Shervin Jamali. This novella was just released this week, is a short one at just 80 pages, and as of now has made my top read of the year!
A young man hears a voice, compelling him to write the story of his life.
About a father, and brother, he adores. And perhaps a mother, who got lost in the shuffle. But there’s so much more. The voice convinces him others might benefit from his tale. That they too could overcome loss as a result.
So Jason writes his emotional journey.
I Love You Too, Daddy
Author: Shervin Jamali
Published: July 14, 2020
Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: July 3-4, 2020
Jessica’s Rating: 5 stars
Shervin Jamali is a ‘new to me’ author for 2020 and he did it again with another 5 star review! (the first for me was Remember) I plan to read all of his novels, and I Love You Too, Daddy is his newest and as of right now it is my top read of 2020!
This is a review where I don’t think I can give the novel the kudos it deserves. You will just have to read it. I Love You Too, Daddy is a fictional memoir of Jason and his life. This is one everyone should read as it deals with loss due to death and everyone has lost someone precious to them. The loss of someone precious can leave life-long emotions. Myself, I lost my dad at 19, so I expected to cry while reading. I can say I didn’t but came close: I mean, look at the title of the memoir! Jamali captures those feelings of loss perfectly through Jason’s memoir.
Through the short chapters that give Jason’s age at the start, we see Jason grow up. The novella is brief at just 80 pages and can be read very quickly. You are fully invested in Jason’s life as he narrates. And be on the lookout for Michael who makes appearances in all of Jamali’s novels.
The only disclaimer I can give is that if you have recently lost someone and your grief is still fresh I would not read this right away unless you want a good ugly cry, which you might actually need.
If you have not read anything by Jamali, do look into his books. They are only .99 on kindle! They are well worth the price.
About the Author:
Shervin Jamali has been writing for as long as he can remember as he had so many stories “locked away” but it wasn’t until he completed the first draft of ‘The Devil’s Lieutenant’ (2016) that he decided to turn his writings into books. His books are the perfect outlet for his daytime job as an IT consultant and he looks forward to the day he will be a full-time writer.
After having lived in sunny Florida, Shervin Jamali now resides in Knoxville, Tennessee. In his spare time, Shervin likes to put together jigsaw puzzles whilst contemplating plots for his next book.