The moon, however took notice of the bells and rose from behind it’s clouds to light up the sky and send silver ripples across the Isis
This is the first book review in what seems like forever. I took a break from book reviews because I thought I would always find a book interesting. I had been reading great books consecutively and they were good until I read some books lately and I was like “WHAT” so I realized it was about time I publish a review.
I love reading a book’s acknowledgement; it brings a sort of closeness to the author. Even bad books sometimes have good acknowledgements (no pun intended) . There was no acknowledgement in this book but I went on with it. Someone told me I was reading JAMB (an examination that helps one get into the university) book (like it’s a bad thing) Thumbs up to whoever picks JAMB book anyway.
BUSINESS OF THE DAY
The sky had darkened to a backdrop for thunder and menacing claps of lightning
The book starts in the 60s where we are introduced to Tayo ; A Nigerian boy sent to school abroad. He seem to adjust well in England, making new friends and supposedly finding love with Vanessa ; An English girl. A period where racism was unashamedly obvious they try to ‘establish’ their love. Vanessa making so much effort to ‘fit in’. Although she appears genuinely interested in Tayo.
Things appears to be going fine until life happened. The twist in the book is unexpected but it is something the author creatively made appealing.
Tayo deals with Nigeria’s unstable politics, surviving Nigeria, career amongst other things.
The book progresses even up to the late 90s where we see Tayo an adult and how decisions he made in his life shapened the remaining days of his life.
This book is about decisions, love, politics and survival against all odds. Well, the book is about so many things.
I particularly liked the letter exchanged in the book. It is not the type you skip, it is quite engaging.
I did not just want to finish this book, I wanted to read every line, be part of it and enjoy every bit.
Although, I felt that some parts were rushed in the book ; like the author was trying to reach somewhere and she did everything possible to get there.
The author is brilliant. She is good! When you read some books ehn you will appreciate good books. I knew it from the beginning and I look forward to reading her other book :like a mule bringing ice cream to the sun ( I will gladly accept a copy if you give me)
SHOULD I READ?
Yes! Thumbs up. Totally read it. If you have a sibling that took JAMB and you find the book lying around just read it. It’s a 4/5 for me. I enjoyed this one.
Title : In dependence
Author: Sarah Ladipo Mayinka
Publisher : Cassava Republic
Source : Borrowed
What are you currently reading? Have you read the book?
PS: Am I the only one that asks for spoilers while reading a book? I can’t even handle suspense at all. I will practically go to the end of the book while I am still struggling with page 10.