Kel McGowan is Kelligrafie
This wasn't part of my reading challenge but I took on some extra light reading just in case I don't get much done during the week I'm off on tour to see McFly.
Tea On The Blue Sofa is a book written by Natasha IllumBerg that was initially put out as fiction, but then revealed to actually be closer to biographical.
It's a tale of two lovers but told from the viewpoint of only one of them. You never really properly discover the identity of 'the other'. The whole thing seems quite obscure but maybe that's to protect people, I don't know.
At the end of the book there's an interview with the author and she explains it's her first time writing in English. Although she apparently speaks five languages she was keen to explore English as a tongue. As a result the book suffers from a bit too much 'exploration'. In an attempt to see how far she can push the boundaries of the English language I feel the initial story gets a bit lost and overly complicated.
It's certainly a labour of love and probably quite cathartic for the author but I thought it confusing as a story. I don't know if other people would find it easy to relate to. I certainly didn't.
Rating: 2/5 Mindboggling therapy session.
Tomorrow I start with Faith In The Face Of Death by Ken A Gauthier. I've yet to find a 5 star book in my yearly quest. I'm on week 14 now. Hoping it's going to show its face pretty soon.
File under: Kelligrafie, book, review, Tea On The Blue Sofa, Natasha IllumBerg