Last Great Book I Read

I recently finished Little Bee, by Chris Cleave. This book is a little mysterious in that if you Google or Amazon search it - you glean almost no information about it's plot. Even when I checked out the book in the flesh, the blurb inside the front cover was surprisingly vague - the author merely insists you give it a try and see what the pages behold...

Well, I succumbed to curiousity and read Little Bee. And I have to say, this book was unlike any other I've ever read. It's realistic fiction and set in present day, and the storyline emotional and full of sorrow at times, but written with such a frank and heartfelt poignancy you cannot help but turn the next page. Now a word to the wise: this is not really a light read. It is an intense, thought-provoking novel, but one that I've continued to think about even after I turned the final page.

So if you've got time, maybe indulge your curiousity side and read it for yourself.

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6 comments

Lara said...

i love little bee!it's such a sad, hopefull book. have you red "Incediary" another book by chris cleave?

The Lil Bee said...

It's on my list...obvs;)
My friend Renee read it and adored it, as well.

Rachel said...

I might just have to pick this one up. The time that you find to read is inspiring!

shelly said...

i had it in my hand at Barnes and Noble yesterday but did not get it! glad to know it is a good read. i will be headed back to pick it up!

ampersandity said...

sounds like my type of book... will pick up a copy when i get a chance!

Katie said...

I'll put this on my list! Been reading some heavy-going books lately so I need something a bit more light hearted before I start on this.. but I always love finding out what other people are reading and enjoying!