The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer – Book Review

If Carelsberg made books…

This is the most wonderful book, you can see straight away why it won the coveted Costa Book Awards.  I actually tweeted when I was about 30 pages into the book; ‘Ever found a book so amazing you want to stop reading cause you don’t want to finish it?  This is that book’.  Only the opposite happened, I read faster because I just couldn’t put it down.

I was constantly amazed at the author ability to make what could have been a sad story and make it warm, full of love and very funny.  I also loved how just when you thought the book was about one thing, it would change to be about something else but move seamlessly between the story lines.

 

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It’s not just the wonderful story lines, it is the way it is written, with beautiful language and in the first person in a way that makes you feel like the protagonist is talking directly to you.  It was very clever of the author.

I read this book as mother to two small children which gave me a certain perspective, amazingly I think this is a book that would read differently for different people and at different times in life; if you were a 18 year old man you would see a very different story, the same for a man, grandparent, you would all draw different things and perspectives from the story.

When I finished the book I had something that I have not had since I don’t know when… I wanted to immediately start again because I knew that I would love the book even more the second time.

I really hope that you enjoy this book as much as I did, please leave a comment to let me know, or let me know if you have any suggestions of what I can read next!

This book gets a fabulous 5 out of 5, enjoy!

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