Book Review: A God In Ruins
So it's been quite a while since I did a book review. The last few months I haven't had much chance to get any reading done and have been so sleepy in the evenings I just end up crashing in front of Netflix. Luckily getting new books for my birthday has given me a bit of a push back into reading that I desperately needed. I started off with Kate Atkinson's A God In Ruins, and I'm so glad I did. My initial draft up of this post was: Awesome book. go read. And I think that pretty much sums it up to be honest! Plot: This book follows the life of Teddy, an RAF bomber pilot during WWII, as he navigates life after the war and a future he never thought he would have. Although Teddy is technically the main character the book also explores other characters including Teddy's daughter and grandchildren in quite a bit of detail.
A God in Ruins is the follow up companion book to Life After Life but you really don't need to have read the previous book to understand the events in this book. The book is full of stories that flit back and forth through time which make up and flesh out each character. It would be easy to think that with all the twists and turns with the timeline and characters that you could get confused, but it's written so well that all the events just flow into one another and it's actually pretty easy to keep up with everything. I really really enjoyed reading A God In Ruins, it's a very well written book with engaging characters that are easy to identify or sympathise with. It's the perfect book to curl up on the sofa with, especially when it's blowing a gale outside and I don't think I can recommend it enough!
Let me know if you give it a try and what you think of it! :)