FREE BOOK ☪ All Summer ⚑

Part thriller, part psychological study, this is an intriguing book, but one that I found quite hard to follow at times There s no doubt Claire Kilroy can write, and write compellingly, and there are some excellent set pieces here but did I actually like it Still not sure.but I m glad I ve read it, and will certainly watch her future career with interest. FREE BOOK ⚕ All Summer ⚇ Girl In The Mirror Is Alluring Girl In The Mirror Has People In Her Thrall As The Summer Unfolds, Anna Learns About The Nature Of Desire Kel Is Violent, Unpredictable And Mesmerizing The Man Who Rescues Anna From Him Is Helping Her Piece Her Past Back Together And The Conservator Is Returning Girl In The Mirror Back To Her Original State By The End Of The Year, One Of Them Will Be Dead, One Of Them Will Be In Exile, And One Will Have Done A Terrible Thing For Love A Wonderfully Unsettling First Novel That Manages To Combine Beautiful, Poetic Prose With The Menacing Atmosphere Of A Thriller I can t remember if this was a 3 star or 4 star It was certainly intriguing and I wanted to read it again as soon as I d read it but I haven t yet I m now reading her new book, but it s not published yet so Goodreads won t let me add it It is called All the Names are Changed and seems a lot less good than the other two, but I m not sure if that s my opinion or if I m prejudiced because that was what I was told about it. A perfect quirky,lean phsycological thriller combined with lyrical windswept writing Good moments of revelation too I neglected to rate this one when I read it but I don t remember it. This is a very bizarre book, influenced, no doubt, by what must be the bizarre state of mind of someone in a fugue state Obviously there s a good deal of meditation on the instability of memories, but something I didn t catch until I started looking back over my notes was the significance of imagination When Anna can t remember certain details, or couldn t possibly know them, she sometimes creates an imagined narrative of what happened, often followed by a comment like, Of course, it couldn t have happened like that I never did X but what really happened was when she still couldn t have known what really happened Sound confusing It is and should be it s a really intriguing consideration of the complex relationship between memory and imagination Very often, our brain stores only the most basic details of any given experience in our memories, and when we remember them, we are actively recreating the experience based not only on what we have stored in memory, but also on what other people tell us and hindsight and common knowledge, along with somewhat troublingly other outside information that actually has no place in the original memory Imagination is clearly involved in these recollections Philosophers far smarter than myself have tried to pinpoint what, exactly, is the difference between memory and imagination, other than our sense that memories are related to the past, to what s real But how do we know that, how could we prove it All of these already troubling questions are complicated when someone loses large portions of their memory Reading this book was a strange experience and somewhat difficult to follow at times, but there s good reason for the relative inaccessibility of the text if you take the time to think about it, and perhaps do a bit of research on fugue states I think I might have been muchconfused and perhaps even put off if I hadn t already read a decent amount about memory loss This is beautifully written the descriptions and metaphors to describe the feelings of the character are elegant, as well as the intertwined timelines of two simultaneous situations occurring in different places You have to pay much attention to what s happening since the main character thinks a lot and forgets a lot By the middle of the novel, Kilroy brings you the reader inside the story which was amazing, in general I liked the storyline very much, I think the climax was incredible but unfortunately I did not like the ending Because of how these characters developed in my mind there is no way that that is a suitable, even possible ending This book was aiming for five stars until I read the last two chapters.