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Book Review: Normal People by Sally Rooney

So after reading a lot of rave reviews for this book I decided to pick this up. Man booker long list and other accolades (well almost) made this a very attractive choice

It took me over a week to read this. It looks like a small read but it’s intense. The story follows lives of Marianne and Connell who live in Carricklea through their High school into their college at Dublin. Their on and off relationship, their lives and interactions with other people around them. Without actually ‘telling’ the author has touched upon many issues in this book. Abuse, bullying, lack of conversation, friendship, love, suicide, depression….. Everything. There’s a lot that the author has successfully conveyed through the story without actually saying and I understand why this book got so many rave reviews and recommendations

For me- it was fine. Slightly heavy given my life situation (two kids, busy job- enough on my plate already!)
That said, it’s a great read. It really gets you thinking.

By nagpai

Love playing with WordPress | Ubuntu believer | Love Instrumental Music | Learning to Code | Twiddle with Flute and Violin when neighbours are away

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