Sunday, October 7, 2012


Fiction by Chris Cleave.


Okay. This book, with it's cutey-pretty-nice bright blue cover is about a horrible subject: a woman who lost her husband and only son in a terrorist attack.

And since it's about a (fortunately) fictional attack (on London at a football match), the author feels no compunction to be life-affirming or uplifting, the way everyone is with the post-9/11 stories. So it's pretty grim in a lot of ways. But also interesting, and I think more realistic because of the dark quality.

So... NOT a feel-good book. But a good book nonetheless.

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