It's been a while since I've read such an intriguing mystery, and a good one like this always leaves me wondering about the author's state of mind. Surely you've got to be a little bit off a psychopath to be able to come up with such fantastically mysterious murders!?
As a South African myself, this book hits very close to home. Although I grew up poor as well, I'm a white person, and I've always had that privilege. It was fascinating and horrifying listening to how it was on the other side of the tracks, so to speak.
It's difficult to gather my thoughts to write a coherent review for Kindred, which usually happens when I come across a book that is as jarring as this. There were scenes of abuse so heart rending that I can't even begin to try and articulate how I feel about it. Suffice it to say that I'm so grateful that I didn't live in that era. Not because I wouldn't want to see that happening (which I seriously don't), but because I'm scared that like the characters in this book, I'd get used to it and it would just be a part of everyday life after a while.
I really wanted to like this book, because there was a time when Avon historical romances was all I'd read. I don't know what changed... maybe I've just read so many truly amazing books since I've broadened my reading horizons that these kind of frothy romances don't turn my buttons anymore? Or maybe my tastes have just changed? Or maybe this was just not that great...
Sometimes, deciding if a book is 5 stars or 4 is as easy as pressing a button. But sometimes it's more difficult. This was such a time... But ultimately I'm going to settle for 4 stars.
Absolutely brilliant! The narrator did an amazing job here, and it just reaffirmed my love for audiobooks! The writing was so descriptive and immersive, and the narrator had the perfect tone and speed at all times! This was one of the times I watched the movie before reading the book, and I always loved the movie, but now I can really understand more about what the directors were trying to convey.
Rating: 2 Stars Date Started: 18 April 2017 Date Finished: 30 April 2017 Pages: 320 Genre: Fantasy I really didn't enjoy this book. I'm not sure if it was due to the narrator, or just because it's one of those books that just wasn't for me, but the whole time I listened to it I kinda… Continue reading Book Review: All the Birds in the Sky