New Monthly 5 Book Review

"History of Wolves" by Emily Fridlund

Hey Everyone, 

So my second review of the month (well today actually!) is "History of Wolves" by Emily Fridlund. 

This is Emily's debut novel and was nominated for the Man Booker Prize in 2017.

Yes, the write up is good and the blurb on the back of the book made me interested enough to read it, but that is where the interest ended I'm afraid. 

 

The first part of the book was fine, set the scene, you understand what is going on, albeit with a slow pace, but then you move into the second section of the book anf the pace changes and you find yourself flicking back and forth between present and past, between what appears to be happening at the time and the main characters memories. To be fair, what the suddne change of pace and the action ending up all over the place, I was getting a headache. 

I spent the entire novel wondering if I liked the book enough to finish it, the second half of the novel trying to work out where I was and what was happening and that is not condusive to a good read. 

I'm sorry to say, I didn't enjoy this one at all. As always though, the review is my opinion and should only be used as a guide. I would give this book a 2 book score. I don't think I'll be reading it again. 

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