It's 5 stars second time round for Deborah Levy's "Swimming Home". I really enjoy this style of book, or novella. Short but not all that sweet, it leaves you something to think about.
"Lullaby" is gripping and it's definitely a thriller, but I don't know if there is much more I can say. From page one we know how the story is going to end, so the pages explore why and how this has come to happen. When the final page is turned, we still don't really know the answers so let's say I enjoyed it but I need some more time to process what I've read to truly appreciate it. 3 stars!
I feel like there is a lot of content here I was never able to appreciate as a teenager and I know that this book is generally disliked by those who it has been forced upon. Perhaps it's because I was able to read at my own pace (3 days, not 3 months) or maybe because I wasn't being made to read aloud to the class in a funny accent or perhaps forcing students to analyse a book's every word just is not the way to go about reading...
Lacking in style and content, I really felt that the true meaning of this book could not be felt without some knowledge of the Spanish language and the history of the Dominican Republic. I felt like I was reading a book intended for someone else. It's 1 star for "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao."