Sunday, 14 April 2013
Lamb by Bonnie Nadzam
A very chilling book which will remain with you for some time. It is about a fifty five year old man. David/Gary, who takes an 11 year old girl, Tommie, on a long road trip across America to his cabin in a remove part of middle America. The book is written from the point of view of David, who is subtly manipulative, so the reader is forced to identify with his way of thinking which is very disturbing. The plot is gripping and captivating but although the relationship between David and Tommie is not physically or sexually abusive it is not always easy to read. The language is simple but very well written which increases the power of this book. A very good book and an interesting take on the topic but perhaps too dark to truly enjoy.