Tuesday, October 7, 2014

J by Howard Jacobson

This was an interesting book to say the least. The premise is intriguing with respect to the world that Jacobson has created. I read mostly YA fiction, so the writing style of this book was quite intense at first, but once I got into it, it did not seem as bad. The writing is beautiful and descriptive.

Ailinn and Kevern’s story really pulls you in and you are left questioning the society they live in and how they can survive in it. I absolutely loved the whole concept of What Happened, If It Happened. The setting just leaves you asking all these questions about why things are the way they are.

Overall, I somewhat enjoyed this book. While the writing was great and descriptive it was sometimes to intense for me. But that could be because I mostly read YA novels and adult crime novels here and there, so this complexity of writing is not always in the books I typically read. That being said, I really enjoyed the world Jacobson has created. It is a mix of dystopian with the love story.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review from BloggingForBooks.

2.5/5 Stars

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