Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Some Life, Somewhere by Rebecca E Brown

A Book of Little Gems
review by Maryom

Some Life, Somewhere is a collection of conversations - for want of a better description. The seven tales - covering birth, death and some of the bits inbetween - are told solely through dialogue, but even with this limited format the individual characters shine through - young children questioning the adult world, parents trying their best to explain it, two young men facing up to a life that's just a bit too close to their favourite computer combat game. Some are longer than others but all are short snapshots or cameos preserving a point in time, almost like overhearing a conversation on the street or bus. The author clearly has an ear for dialogue, for capturing a person through their words.

I just wish there had been more and look forward to reading something lengthier from this author.

Maryom's review - 4 stars

Buy Some Life Somewhere from Amazon - currently only available as an e-book.

1 comment:

  1. 'read it, 'loved it.
    Every conversation captured the essence of each relationship so perfectly - trapped as in amber, each one a little jewel.
    Like your reviewer, I too look forward to more from this auther