Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Gingerbread Woman

The title sounds very yummy and so does the foody title cover.Remember a good presentation is the first thing that attracts a customer like me.

Clara,is a 30 something woman who has a crisis which is known only to her doctor.She loves to take long strolls & hates when her mother calls her to give a gingerbread jar.
Lawrence,is a man with a dog.He runs away from his parents to this distant land Dublin. He is unable to digest the grief given by God.He hates everybody except his dog.

Clara & Lawrence meet by accident in a park.Clara gives him an accommodation in her house. The story line is as simple as that.

There are three parts in this well written script. The first part revolves around Clara's past , the second one travels to Lawrence past & the third one deals the present involving the two, Clara's doc , Clara's mom and ofcourse Lawrence's dog.
The transition between these worlds is so spectacular that it gives the pace of a thriller.

The story explores all the hard things & the deep emotions of life.
Two people try to find console & overcome their loss even without much communication. And nope.. there is absolutely no romantic relationship between the two or is it there?? This intrigues the reader very much!!
Some people might also consider this as a light philosophical read.

Nevertheless, this is one amazing novel by Jennifer Johnston.


PurpleHeart said...

Okay...I am going by your reviews these days ! I mean I picked up Undomestic Goddess y'day and it's moving pretty good ! So Gingerbread Woman could be somewhere in the To-Read list of mine, because I found the word amazing in your review ! :)

ScRiBbLeR said...

Thats gr8..!! :)
Undomestic Goddess is really a gem!!

The Mahathma said...

are funny comments allowed here :p

if so then publish this

"ur attracted to presentations and hard things" [wink wink]

The Mahathma said...

kidding! gimme the book! i want to read it

Anubhuti said...

waiting for Stephanie-Part II

ScRiBbLeR said...

@The Mahathma
Of all the words in this post only this caught you :P

And for the book you need to go to the British Council Library!!Thats where I picked it up!!

ScRiBbLeR said...

Anu..Steph will be back soon she is resting :)

chronicwriter said...

oiii... me back after a week of work... great review.. me too read this one... keep scribbling..

ScRiBbLeR said...

Thats a good news Chriz..!! :)
Hope u liked the book ..

Bungi said...

Hm... Sounds interesting... May check it out sometime in the future.

ScRiBbLeR said...

mm..check & let me know.