Kel McGowan is Kelligrafie
'Tinkers is truly remarkable' says Marilyn Robinson. The quote is neatly printed on the front of the book. And it actually is. First off, I won't lie, this is never going to be one of my favourite books. But it is so beautifully written.
This is the first book of my challenge which I've been glad to have picked up. It follows the story of an old man as he lies dying and his epileptic father, who is a tinker. Nothing much really happens in way of adventures but the descriptions are so vivid and colourful it more than makes up for it.
If you want a basic beginning-middle-end, boy saves girl story, you may well find this book a bit confusing. But as a reading experience it is something else.
I'm giving it a 4.5/5 because I think it's great, but the characters don't reside as strongly with me as they do with my favourite books. Still a fantastic read and one that I recommend.
Next week I'm reading: The Julius House by Charlaine Harris
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