Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Book Review: The Shock of the Fall

The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer was a book that I was already really looking forward to reading. Then I actually got it into my hands and wanted to read it even more! I know, I know, don't judge a book by the cover and all that, but I really do love the design of this book.

This book follows the journey of the narrator, Matthew, and his descent into mental illness following a family tragedy that he can't seem to recover from. Sounds like a depressing read? Well, in parts it is, but overall this book didn't really make me feel sad, because often I was just so interested to find out what happened next that I'd be too eager to turn the page than to really focus on it!

I really love this book, primarily because I really love the voice of the narrator. Matthew takes you along for a journey with him, and the voice of the character is so strong that sometimes I found it easy to forget that he wasn't someone I personally knew - let alone the fact that he doesn't actually exist! The way this story is written is wonderful, and interesting, and encourages you to keep on reading as you find out more and more about the past, along with more about that is happening to Matthew in the present.

I would definitely recommend this book as I really do feel you go on a journey when you read it - I do seem to be going through a phase of enjoying interestingly narrated books right now, but this one is currently number one on my list and the one that I'm recommending to all of my friends!

You can buy the Shock of the Fall through amazon, here.

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