Van has finished reading…So Many Ways To Begin by Jon McGregor

25 Nov

So Many Ways To Begin by Jon McGregor

An interesting idea well executed; how we try to define our lives by the objects we claim. The characters come out well after a few chapters, and though the sheer ordinariness of their lives would lead you to think it would be dull, it actually serves to highlight how chance can turn on the smallest of things. It is wholly comparable too with the majority of us who have never saved the world or trained as a Navy Seal, so very easy to relate to. We all have our own little dramas.

  Chapter 8 is wonderful. It captures perfectly the rush and press of memory, the imprecise nature of what we retain, and is poignant and beautiful and sad all at once.

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