Monday 18 May 2020

Read 2020 - 53 - Ormeshadow by Priya Sharma

Why didn't you call out to me, son? Why didn't you chase after me
and bring me back to safety?

Any book by Priya Sharma is going to be a great book. And, I'm not saying that because she's my best-bestest-best friend (although she is). I'm not saying that because her alter-ego is Priya Poppins even though it is, or because she has a new nickname, one not as kind, Cruella.

This is a gentle (and yet brutal) journey from the richness of Bath to relative poverty in the shadow of the Great Orme, the hill above the welsh town of Llandudno. It is a story of grief, or hardship, of a brutal man and deceitful woman, it is of a boy learning to become a man. This is a fable of discovery, not just of dragons and riches, but that there are more important things in life than wealth, that once those things are gone they cannot be brought back.

Read it.


You may note that #52 is missing. That is because I haven't finished reading it. It's a book called The Now Habit and it's a self-help book to stop you procrastinating and guess what..? I'm procrastinating in reading it. This is not being done for comic effect.

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