Wednesday 20 December 2017
I'm going to be honest from the off about this book. It didn't really do it for me.
Yes, I can see what GO was trying to do, but really, I mean COME ON? Why write a true crime novel that's pretend and make it as cheesy and naff as all other true crime novels are. If you are going to be different then be different and keep it that way.
The story was alright, the twists were pretty decent too, but I couldn't get over the cheese which mainly came from the lead character Ryan. He really annoyed me and was so self-indulgent and irritating I could have screamed.
So I'm keeping this short. Nice try, but could have been so much better
Tuesday 5 December 2017
We are thrown in to Wes and Mary's family, we meet him, his sister and brothers, his girlfriend, Mary - his Mum, and all the other people that come with this mixed family. To be honest, I was not at all sure where this book was going to go and what was going to happen as the blurb leads you down a path you do not necessarily follow.
I think this book is a great character study. A flawed character is looking and analysing another flawed character and other characters who are just as flawed around them. And basically, everyone is trying to muddle along and sort their shit out.
How personalities unfold and how people develop in the book is great, it keeps the pages turning, in what is not 100pc that lively or gripping a story on occasion. Also what is great is how normal and real it all seems, I think the fact that the general day-to-day bits are so relatable is what keeps you reeled in.
A real surprise of a book, a very intelligent and observational read that I would recommend around!