Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Another 5* review!

5.0 out of 5 stars A remarkable debut7 May 2012
Once Removed is a remarkable debut novel from author KB Walker, confronting head-on a challenging issue that many seasoned writers would balk at. Yet far from sacrificing narrative to prove a point, Walker has cleverly used parallel storytelling to illustrate the complex social and emotional issues that can surround cases of self-harm. The story is totally engaging and believable.

The novel explores with great sensitivity the turmoil in the minds of its protagonists, the subtle influences on human behaviour and the imperfections in human character that make us both despicable at times and endearing at others. Furthermore it stimulates a degree of introspection, self-reflection and courage in a wholly unpatronising way.

Like Alison Brook, above, I was hooked by the dramatic and emotional rollercoaster that is Once Removed, and devoured this book within 24h. I would highly recommend it.

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