Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Emotional Geology by Linda Gillard

Emotional Geology by Linda Gillard is kuforum’s March 2012 choice for bookclub read of the month.  This is another book with a lot of hype that I wondered if it was my type of read.

Well the answer to that is “not quite”.  I found I was struggling to get into it.  Once I was in, it was a pleasant enough read about a new life on Uist.  The present day story doesn’t really go anywhere, the story was more in the flashbacks of the characters getting to where they are now.  In fact you could precise the book in about half a dozen sentences.    There were a lot of heavy issues, but not dealt with in a heavy way.

At first the swapping back and fore of perspectives got on my nerves, but I soon got used to reading one moment from Rose's perspective, the next what Rose or others are doing, then again in the past in a flashback.

I see this book has lots of 5 stars on Amazon and I'm not saying those people are wrong.  It's just this is not my normal reading fare.  If you like “this kind of book” then you’ll probably love this one

1 comment:

  1. As you know, Joo, I loved it! ;-)

    Susanne (KUF)