The End We Start From
Publish date: 2017-11-07
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
I bought this novella as an audiobook. It has an intriguing end-of-days setting. It's poetic in its intent and execution. It's been highly praised and heavily hyped. It's two hours and two minutes long and yet it felt like a test of my endurance. I found the lyricism self-conscious and over-wroug...
This is a poetic novel about a natural disaster hitting London, and presumably the world, told from the perspective of a young woman and her family. Nothing is certain, and the future seems bleak indeed, but her focus is on her young baby. It is beautifully written, and sparse. The narrative style o...
This novella was a lovely surprise. I was initially drawn in by the stunning cover, and I'm so glad I gave it a chance. Written in a spare and poetic style reading this story is more like following a wandering stream than being tossed into the roaring ocean which features heavily in the narrative. T...
It was very pretty, but towards the end I got a little bit tetchy with the similes and metaphors. That did manage to coincide with around the same time that the story got a little bit more padded, and the sense of the story having a purpose returned. It was also very short, but I can see the type of...