Sundays are for book reviews! The man from burnt island: A Novel : Wendy Sura Thomson ☆☆☆☆☆ of ☆☆☆☆☆
I have to start by saying this isn’t the type of book I normally would read. It was enjoyable and there were places, situations, and people, that were a lot of fun. It is always great when you look at historical fiction or in this case semi historical fiction. That being said I enjoyed the book because of the characters. There were pieces of it that were awkward and difficult, like in real life. This added to the story works well. They awkwardness comes from complex situations with people and difficult situations.
The book is a sign of its time and obviously a time when men nearly ruled over women and where women often did not get the recognition that was necessary or deserved. The book achieves exactly what it set out to do as the reader is filled with multiple emotions. As they experience the lives inside the story struggling, they can often feel the pain. I enjoyed parts of the book because it gave me unique perspectives and allowed me to grow in many ways. It is a book that will open your mind and as you read there are parts that will make you smile, make you laugh, and potentially make you cry.
In the end I do not give away too much about anything I read because I find people who give spoilers make my day a little sadder. If you read “The Man from Burnt Island”, and I suggest you do, I think you will find a unique story about life, immigration, and another view of the American Dream.
5 of 5 stars simply because the book taught me something. Take your time and enjoy the read.