Dead Tree Tales

ConversesEarly Reviewers

Afegeix-te a LibraryThing per participar.

Dead Tree Tales

1dame_math_a_lot
juny 1, 2021, 4:23pm

Now listen, I don't normally read thrillers, but, since I'm from South Carolina, I figured, what the heck? Might as well give it a shot. I was expecting some twists and turns, but not the amount of twists and turns that I received.

I expected the Tree to be dying, since that was in the description of the story, but I was expecting there to be a murderer running around. What I was not expecting was what was delivered. Now, since it comes out in a week, I'm not going to delve into the plot, and that includes no spoiler section, but this book was great.

This is a political read, so keep that in mind. I don't really care for politics, and I don't watch the news that much. I know we live in a sinful and broken world, I don't need to be reminded about it on the daily. I know there are racist people out there, but what happened in this book is terrible. The fact that someone could do something like this, and be proud, is disgusting.

There are several subplots in the book, but they all play into each other, and they all come together, more or less, in the last few chapters. It was done so well, and there were so many twists and turns that I did not see coming.

If I were to do trigger warnings, I would have to say there is racism, death, rape is mentioned, lots of swearing, suicide, divorce, drugs, and I think that is about it.

I probably won't read another political thriller, and that is nothing against the author, I just don't care for politics that much and I don't want to spend my relaxing time dealing with politics. Still, I rated this book 4.5/5 stars.

2lilithcat
Editat: juny 1, 2021, 4:28pm

1. That was not an Early Review book; it was a Member Giveaway.

2. And if it had been an ER book, there is a different group for such reviews: https://www.librarything.com/ngroups/8506/Reviews-of-Early-Reviewers-Books