Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sea of Hooks by Lindsay Hill

Christopher Westall is drowning in a sea of hooks. The single child of a troubled mother and an indifferent father, he tries to find his place in the world despite an excruciatingly painful childhood. The novel’s unusual structure, which is essentially a string of short poems woven together, might make it easy to put down, but there are plenty of riches here for the patient reader. Easily one of the year’s best, the novel shows how still waters can run deep. Even if the sea of hooks gnaw at Christopher’s very soul one can glimpse redemption deep in the morass. 

A longer review of this title will be published on Thank you to the publishers for a copy of the book.

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