I tend to read at least a couple of books a week. The above is one I finished last night.
What I loved about this book, was not that it was a page turner, although I love those “can’t put them down books.” As a writer, what I loved was the use of language in this story. There were a number of times, while reading, that I closed my eyes after a particular sentence or paragraph and was astounded by the effect it had on me.
I found myself moved by the use of the written word. It was poetic without being sappy. The words created worlds and people in vivid colors. I was moved and touched by the strong emotions the author’s use of words brought out in me.
The story too, is a compelling and moving story. It tugs at your heart creating a strong sense of empathy for the characters. All of us at one time or another, have dealt with many of the issues raised.
Not all of us have lived through a war. Yet, many of us have “wars” of other kinds that we fight on a daily basis.
It is a book worth reading if you love the beauty that is possible in the written word. I highly recommend it.