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.


Anonymous said...

You've sold this to me. Sounds like a wonderful read. Thanks for sharing

The Fresh Ingredient said...

Finally read it & loved it. Also read it in one night!