Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Timely Book


I have been reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.  I resisted reading it when I first heard about it because it didn't sound that interesting, with the protagonist being a quiet, simple Englishman.  I finally decided to buy it for my Nook because I was out of reading material.  I am pleased to discover that I am enjoying it very much.

I like the way the author writes.  It gives you the feeling of being inside Harold's head.  It's interesting to see how he reacts to people he meets along the way.  It's also interesting to see how his background story unfolds along the way, as his "secrets" are revealed a few at a time.  I think it appeals to me also because he is at a similar stage in life as I am, retirement age, looking back at life so far and uncertain about the future.  I wonder if it would appeal as much to a younger person.

I checked to see if there are any other books by this author so I could look for them, but it is her first novel.  I will be on the lookout for another one.

8 comments:

FatSmartAndHappy said...

I enjoyed it a lot as well, though I'm not really that much younger than you are anymore. Funny how that 11 years has gotten smaller over the last 50 or so.

judy in ky said...

Yes, you are catching up with me! (Just kidding)

Pam said...

Sounds a good book. We have Writer's Week coming in March in Adelaide - hoping to have time to wander in the tents browsing between author's speaking engagements. I'll put this book on my reading list in the meantime.

judy in ky said...

Writer's Week sounds interesting. I hope you like the book... let me know.

littlemancat said...

This is a book I've been wanting to read - I think it's time to put it on reserve at the library. Then if I love it, I'll think about buying it. A little test run - :)
Sometimes the quiet, simple people are the most interesting, I think.
Mary

judy in ky said...

I agree, Mary. As they say, "still waters run deep".

Bearette said...

i read that! thought you would enjoy it.

judy in ky said...

I think it was you who first told me about it.