Burnt Sugar – Avni Doshi – 26.11.20

Hmmm, I wasn’t sure what to make of this book. I have read some amazing books that have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, so when they come up as the Amazon Kindle Daily deal, I usually buy them. Also, the premise of this book interested me, both the dynamics of a difficult mother/daughter relationship, and the exploration of the unreliability of memory, for all of us and especially in the case of the mother in this novel for those who are entering the decline of dementia. If I’m honest, I found the book a bit boring in places (although bits of it resonated and I felt the pain of the characters) and then just as my interest was being piqued the book ended, abruptly and confusingly. I don’t know if this was intentionally unsettling, the way life often is, or if it was just poor writing?

Published by sarahrwray

I'm an erstwhile writer and forever reader and book reviewer.

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