Putney: a Review

I was a Goodreads winner with this book!

This was one of those pull you in by the cover books and I didn’t really read the description of the book. Who doesn’t like a strawberry on the cover of the book?

I wasn’t really appalled by the book and its subject matter. I thought that it was going to be more like All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood which was a book that I completely loved! I got me through one of the worse and most stressful plane rides I had ever experienced.

So in Putney by Sofka Zinovieff is out August 21st! Like I said I really hadn’t read the description and had a rough idea about what it was about but it ended up not being what I thought it was going to be but that’s a good thing. This book was a semi-fast read and super good.

You meet Ralph the predator, Daphne the victim, and Jane the witness. By the end of the book you will really not like Jane or at least I really ended up not like Jane. It’s everyone’s opinion that matters most.

Ralph met Daphne when she was nine years old and started to “groom” her and by the time she was in her teens had developed an unhealthy relationship. The book goes back and forth over a 40 year span and it told from 3 points of view.

I took this book with me everywhere because I would try to find time and places to read this wonderful book and it got wet and bent and all sorts of things but it is just that good. In a time where there is the #metoo movement and other awareness of sexual abuse this book will pull you in. You will get angry and cry and try to figure out how to handle this book.

I give this 4.5 stars!


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