Thursday, 27 November 2014

bookworm #30 and #31


Its almost December, and I have a bumper addition of book reviews! If that doesn't get you in the mood for a relaxing weekend of cosy comforts, then I don't know what will. As always no spoilers, just my thoughts and views on each. 

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler 

This is actually almost impossible to review without giving the plot away! Just a few chapters into the story you are met with a huge twist, which I don't want to ruin. Its definitely an interesting story line and one which prompts some thought and discussion. I have to say the hype and mystery surrounding this book really caught my attention, but I don't know how blown away I was by the end. It was nominated for a Man Booker Prize though, and have heard lots of interesting takes on the story - its definitely worth a read!

Daughter by Jane Shemilt

I loved this and was totally hooked from the off. You start the book by learning about Naomi's disappearance, and the story takes two paths. With each alternate chapter you learn more about the days leading up to Naomi's disappearance, and then the aftermath. I have to say I wasn't totally hooked with the chapters focusing on the family's life after her disappearance - they took a while to get going. There were so many twists in the plot though, and little by little you learn more and more about the family and the circumstances surrounding Naomi's disappearance. I really enjoyed how the plot unfolded and although finding the ending a little hard to believe, felt it tied up loose ends. Nothing worse than a disappointing ending, especially with this sort of detective, mystery-solving type theme! I would definitely recommend this for an easy but engaging read. 


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