You by Joanna Briscoe

31 May

When I saw the writing suggestion for Topic #114, I just had to smile.  I had been struggling to finish a book which I had won from Waterstones.  The only thing I had to do was to read it and write a review that would appear on the Waterstones website.  I had until 10 June 2011 to read and post my review.  I managed to finish reading the book during the last bank holiday and post my review yesterday (Hurrah!  Over a week before the deadline!  My procrastination is not as bad as it used to be!).  I had to wait until the website allowed my review to be posted.

This is  an excerpt of what I wrote:

Joanna Briscoe writes with shocking but quite beautiful reality about family relations; the secrets, misunderstandings, unspoken personal guilt that drive family members’ actions.  The story draws you in, until turning each page to find out what happens next becomes a compulsion.  Her words draw you into sharing the life, the secrets and the foibles of the characters of the story…[I]n the midst of all the conflicts in the story, personal and otherwise, there is still that undeniable truth that no matter what happens, a relationship between a mother and her child is an unbreakable and inescapable bond. 

And you canread the full review on the Waterstones website, on the page for You by Joanna Briscoe under Customer Reviews.

And you know what the best part was?  It was an advanced copy because the book hasn’t been released yet! 🙂


3 Responses to “You by Joanna Briscoe”

  1. Lian 1 June 2011 at 09:04 #

    This sounds like a great book! I’m jealous you already got to read it 😉

    • Yelly 1 June 2011 at 11:10 #

      It’s great. There are dark parts tho as there are Lolita-esque moments in the story. Nothing too terrible. It was an interesting read and Joanna Briscoe writes beautifully 🙂


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