Good hello, friends! I have spent the morning debating if I’m going to miss today or push through my pain and write the darn thing. You can guess what I decided! I’m going to take a bunch of breaks writing this review to make it bearable. This week it’s been my hands that’s been bothering me. But anywho, let’s review!
My Lame Synopsis: Who knew a person with a stick of chalk could be so creepy. The main character goes back and forth between two timelines, one from 1986 and the other from 2016. There’s a group of friends who start using chalk as secret code for each other. It doesn’t stay a secret very long. Goodreads
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My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
I had a lot of fun reading The Chalk Man. The writing was pretty good. The tension was well crafted and executed wonderfully with the two timelines. I often pulled my head out of the book to realize I was in that reading state where it feels like you’re watching what you’re reading in your mind’s eye. I was left guessing throughout the whole book. I do have to warn for animal abuse.
I think the book’s religious commentary is interesting and seemed very one sided. Where it felt like religion is wrong and bad people come from religion. I don’t think religion is perfect, but people have the right to believe in whatever they want be that Christianity, Buddhism, Muslim, etc. I felt like the book was using religion to validate twisted ideologies. I’m just saying it ain’t all bad. I think that’s what I appreciated from The Silent Patient where the book made me feel like there’s multiple of factors when it comes to bad actions and choices. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides: Book Review
As always, thanks for reading!
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