le 22 avril 2014
Wow. Brilliant author and undoubtedly one of my very few favorite books. I would go for more than 5 stars if we could... and Vera wouldn't contradict me here.
You can read any of Ms Halle's book, whatever the genre (yes, she is that brilliant that she can handle anything), and you are just swallowed up in the action, living it without realizing you are reading fiction, and then you turn the last page but you never want it to end... and you are sent back to reality, feeling confused, on the line between reality and fiction, more than happy for the experience, but weird and marked.
You feel so much that when it's over you are hungover, exactly the same feeling as after an amazing trip and you are back to your real life, your head full of memories and enriching experiences... Except here we are talking fiction... Weird indeed, but it shows how amazing this author is.
As a former backpacker and grown-up traveller, I completely identified with the emotions the main character, Vera, goes through. The experience here bleeds with accuracy and once again, I completely forgot I was reading fiction.
As a woman, I was utterly moved by the story that unfolds, the emotions that perspire throughout the novel, and the difficult subject matter developed here. I loved the way it was handled.
Thank you Ms Halle, always a great pleasure to read you!