Review Fridays #2- Signs of Life

Signs of life cover

Book Author: Natalie Taylor

I had high hopes for this one. This memoir chronicles a wife’s first year and a half (or so) after her husband dies in a freak accident. At the time of his death, Taylor is only 24 years old and 5 months pregnant. The first few chapters reeled me in quickly, but somewhere in the middle, I found myself struggling to keep interest. I almost put the book down without finishing it, but I found that I couldn’t do it. I don’t know if it was just my obsessive need to finish books that kicked in or if I just hope this book would get better.
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Review Fridays #1- A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

 

A Long Way Gone

Book author- Ishmael Beah

The key to reading this book is to read it as the author wrote it- detached. He relives the scenes with incredible detail and imagery, but moves through them quickly so as not to dwell too much on what they entail. My suggestion is that the reader does the same. The pain is real. The scenes are graphic. The content is disturbing.
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