Nydia Hetherington's A Girl Made of Air is a thought provoking debut, one that's hard to put in a box or even describe. It needs a specific frame of mind to really enjoy and appreciate the complexity of the characters and the beauty of the writing. It definitely won't be for everyone and that's fine. I still urge you to give it a go if you like circus settings and a story about walking on a tight rope. Sometimes literally.
Daisy Jones & The Six is one hell of a tour of emotions, life and music. I don't think a book ever made me tear up by page 38. And those were even happy tears!! Honestly, I just loved everything about this book from start to finish. It's not happens every day that my extremely high expectations are met and I fell in love with a book everyone else seems to love. Just... go for it. Give this a read if your love the '70s, rock and roll or just music in general. You won't be disappointed.
It brought back my childhood memories, mixed it with my adult self's love for english history and gritty elements, and pretty much blew my mind. Besides making me a dirty mouthed lunatic in the morning commute, on a tram full of people.
Some Distant Sunrise is a powerfully emotional, dark tale of addiction, second chances, choices and life. One the writing makes even more real, where you can almost feel the needle's cold, metallic touch on your arm, the biting cold of the night and feel the pressure of the world as it closes on you, taste the desperation in the air.
Overall, if not an exactly enjoyable read, but one which will make you wonder about life and music and the choices we make in our lifes.