Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

It took me a little time to get into this book, but once I did I really enjoyed it. The whole premise behind the story, of Harold walking to save Queenie from terminal cancer, took me a while to get my head around. But by the end of the book, it just seemed like a normal thing to do! There were a lot of interesting stories and characters along the way. I felt very sorry for Harold's wife, Maureen, but enjoyed reading about her growing friendship with Rex. Harold's arrival in Berwick was somewhat of an anti-climax, but probably representative of Queenie's situation. This book is definitely a lot better than Joyce's second novel, 'Perfect'. I give this book 8/10.

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