Thursday, December 11, 2008
The Spare Room
Author: Helen Garner
Publication Date: 2008
Category: Adult Fiction
Who'll want to read it? Anyone
Point of no return: I read this book in one night, do I need to say anymore?
What's it all about? This is a book about two women, Helen and her friend Nicola who is coming to stay with her for three weeks while she undergoes controversial treament for advanced cancer.
It is the story of their friendship, of potentially any friendship, and the tests that that friendship faces under the circumstances that unfold. While it really makes you think about important questions to do with life and death, you find yourself becoming wrapped up in the intense bond between these two women, being able to laugh and cry with them at their in-jokes and private moments.
I loved this book, the emotions and frustrations seemed quite real, it was a brilliant read that opened my mind to new ways of thinking, living, feeling and understanding.
Publisher: Text Publishing Co.