When I first started this book I wasn't sure about it. The writing was unlike anything I've read and the world wasn't one I was used to. However, that being said, it wasn't long before I couldn't put this book down. Even when I did I kept thinking about it.
We only spend one day with these characters but the book is rich in detail and woe that it feels like much longer. It may only cover a day but you really get to know each character in depth. The book follows themes of unnecessary violence and poverty. You find yourself wondering what it was all for by the end of the book.
I will warn you now this isn't a story with a happy ending. It comes full circle at the end and it ends as it starts with death and despair it really makes you think. It's very depressing.
I still have no idea how you play the card game they play in the story but I could still follow those sections. Great storytelling as per usual and different take for Sedgwick.
Posted on: 17th April 2018 at 11:22 am
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