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Monday, May 23, 2011

Review - Sarah Winman's WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT

Two things drew me to this book - one it was a review on Savidge Reads and second the quirky title. I just could not imagine the connection and wasn't it a surprise when I finally did get to read it.

In this debut novel, Elly our chief spokesman almost is surrounded by her sort of hippy parents, happy go lucky who have their children's best interests at heart, her friend Jenny Penny who smells of chips and is different, an aging tap dancer also quirky and queer, an Aunt who is a film producer/film star, and of course a pet rabbit called God. The much bigger than life figure in Elly's life and who remains a constant forever and forever is her brother Joe.

Cross continents moving from the States to rural Cornwall to New York once again and back again to the safety of home in Cornwall this is a childhood story moving into adulthood spanning four decades and the ties that bind us. Childhood friendships, sibling love over ride everything else and these will continue to the end. The description of this book that it is a book about love in all its forms is quite true. Deep affection and love pervade the whole story and it makes for a very very good book.


Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

This book has the most interesting title! It does make me curious about what the story is about. I am glad to see your review as I have been wondering about it. It does sound like it is a good read!

Blodeuedd said...

It does sound like a book I would either like, or I would not get passed the first few pages

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I love the premise of this and the cover is great as well. Thanks for the nice review.

Anonymous said...

I loved this, and it's wonderful to see that you did too.