A Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
Narrator: Markus Zusah
Source: BorrowBox (Library app)
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction
Publication Date: 9th October 2018
Synopsis/Blurb (taken from Goodreads):
“The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance.
At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge—for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, for a miracle.
The question is, how far is Clay willing to go? And how much can he overcome?”
My Thoughts & Review
Another anticipated book that I was looking forward to reading especially after reading and really enjoying The Book Thief. But sadly, I found this book a very disappointing read. I’ve found writing this review very difficult as I don’t like writing negative reviews.
At the start of this book I was so excited to read it and thought it had the potential to be very good, but it didn’t deliver and also didn’t live up to my expectations.
I found the storyline too slow, and felt it didn’t grab my interest enough. I personally found the characters to be dull and boring and unrelatable. I couldn’t relate to any of them.
I found that the story jumped backwards and forwards in time a lot and this made reading the book very confusing.
I thought about DNF-ing the book but carried on till the end as I thought it would get better. Obviously this book wasn’t for me, but I think you should give it ago if you want to read it, as many other people have really enjoyed it. I Highly recommend that you try to borrow this book from your local library if possible.
I’m really glad I downloaded and listened to this on audiobook from my library app (I came so close to buying a physcial copy).
Have you read this book? What did you think of it? Share your thoughts in the comments and let’s get chatting.
Happy Reading Everyone!!!