Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Gun Love by Jennifer Clement

4.5 Stars

Current situation:

Except, you know, it’s the death flu this time. Lucky for me I’m already dead inside so it wasn’t able to murder me. I did want to take a time-out from my hacking my right lung out in order to put something up about this in case it is still available for request. If you’re like me, you try your darndest to steer clear of NetGalley because you already fear you will soon be appearing on A&E when your family stages an intervention for your addiction. It’s then you rely on people like My Better Half to tell you about not-to-miss items. In this case, she didn’t even get a chance to read the thing because I wanted it from the title alone. Not to mention the synopsis told me it was going to be about a girl who not only straight up lives in a car, but that said car is NEXT TO A TRAILER PARK(!!!!), in the great state of Florida . . . .

Where the local man of the cloth preaches on Sundays and runs guns the rest of the days of the week. I pretty much looked like this before I even started . . . .

By the time I was finished I was like . . . .

Sorry, too much Olympic viewing the past few days.

I don’t really know what to say about this story. You’re dropped in on Pearl’s life for little more than a moment and yanked right back out again. There’s not much “before” to learn about and there’s certainly no epilogue detailing the after. The story is very much in the now and the viewpoint is completely Pearl’s. Gun Love earns its Stars for the same reason many will subtract them – the writing. You’re either going to love it or hate it and obviously I fall into the former category.

ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, NetGalley!

No comments:

Post a Comment