Tuesday, 21 September 2010
The Other Hand: Chris Cleaves
This book came HIGHLY recommended. But, I have to say... I didn't LOVE it. I found it tough to get into. Not James Joyce tough but it was a far cry from Sophie Kinsella easy. The story was interesting but for me it was almost two completely different stories half haphazardly put together. The author, very cleverly (perhaps) doesn't give away anything on the back of the book..and the book came as mysteriously recommended to me. "I can't tell you about it... but READ IT" she gushed. So you're taken through the first hundred pages as you learn exactly what happened THAT DAY on the beach... and then it seems to be a completely different story where the author grasps to pull together the current realities of his characters.
Something has to be said about the subject, it was certainly a very sad, true depiction of events that many of us don't realize or recognize. And I will certainly give Cleaves credit for bringing to light an injust system.
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