All the Ugly and Wonderful Things – Bryn Greenwood – AUDIOBOOK – 01.08.22

I’ve had a really bad back of late, which seems to be my autoimmune arthritis flaring up in my sacroiliac joint, and my physiotherapist suggested I take up swimming. So I joined a gym with a pool and found swimming length quite boring until I thought of listening to audiobooks in the pool.

This book was included with my Audible account, and is the first book I put onto my waterproof mp3 player to listen to while swimming.

It tells the story of Wavy, born to an addict/schizophrenic mother and abusive criminal father and the very deep friendship/love affair she forms with a man who sometimes works for her father. It’s a difficult listen at times, because the relationship is very inappropriate, and yet kind of pure and good against the setting of the other things going on in Wavy’s life.

I found it quite mesmerising, maybe because swimming is so mindless that all my attention went to listening, and I really rooted for Wavy and Kellen to be happy and prevail against all the obstacles set in their way.

The narrator was very good too.

Published by sarahrwray

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

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