Monday, 3 June 2013
Book 24 A Kind Man
By Susan Hill
Living somewhere in industrial England, this is about one woman's struggle to deal with life, loss and the impending doom of widespread poverty.
It sounds gloomy but Susan Hill's beautiful prose is spellbounding at times and each page is almost edible as she paints words like not many other writers can. This is the story of Eve and how the joys of childbirth and marriage can crumble and force you to take a different, haunting path.
I absolutely enjoyed reading this but found the ending left me feeling a little bit short changed and too many questions were left hanging for my liking. Maybe that was Susan't intention but personally I would have preferred a different one.
I would have given this a 5 if it hadn't been for the ending.
Wonderful, skilful writing,
4/5 Must read more from Susan Hill.