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.