Thursday, 28 March 2013

Amity & Sorrow - Daddy Cool's review

Amity & Sorrow by Peggy Riley
reviewed by Daddy Cool
Please note: this is an adult fiction review

Amity & Sorrow by Peggy Riley
This is my first ever book review so please forgive my (un)literary analysis.....

I took part in We Sat Down’s 24 hour readathon and thought now was the time to try and move away from those fast action packed books that I am so used to reading (by Lee Child, Matthew Reilly etc). I decided to experiment with Amity and Sorrow and what a brilliant book it was.

The book is written around a mother and two daughters who have run away from their father and a religious sect. As you read on you start to understand how disturbed the values of the religious sect were and the affect on the daughters / mother. All along, I wanted to know how and why the family had to run and were so desperate to stay away. I loved the way the reader is leapt backwards and forwards in time to piece the story together.

I would say it’s one of those thought provoking books where you really believe the story could happen if you absorb yourself into a small community cut off from the other ways of living. This book has given me an appetite for more thought proving books rather than just the action packed hero books I am so used to.
Publication details: 28 April 2013, Tinderpress, London, hardback
This copy: uncorrected proof (pushed into my hand by M!)

You can read M's review here.

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