review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB × Mahsuda SnaithInillness as a kind of living deathbed lifebed elt spot on Imagine sinking into your bed every day A Convenient Wife for nearly eleven years You wake up You go to the toilet You collapse back into bed and sail off Except you don t sail anywhere because some bastard has moored you to a pole Youloat in your sea of pain hoping someone will come and hack the rope to pieces and set *You Free They Never DoBut Then Very Early In The * free They never doBut then very early in the she spontaneously recovers Completely For some people chronic pain or illness is related to psychological trauma there is less of a Cartesian split between mind and body than many including medicine think and this seems to be the case or Ravine and I
DON T HAVE AN ISSUE WITHt have an issue with But she hadn t Love Isnt Enough faced or worked through her trauma in any way before it had an effect on her pain she just thought about maybe writing about what happened and then wentrom excruciating pain most of the day to absolutely nothing before she d even writtenthought through it It doesn t make any sense It made Ravine s chronic pain Prodigal Prince Charming feel like an ill thought out plot device to place her where she needed to be physically and as a lazily done physical pain representing mental pain Inact I read somewhere that Snaith had originally planned or Ravine to be representing mental pain In act I read somewhere that Snaith had originally planned A Soldiers Family (Wings of Refuge, for Ravine to be coma but it didn t work so replaced the coma with pain I think she must have done some research spoken to someone with chronic illness to describe it well early on but then either ignored it or didn t gourther in order to make her plot points work It s kind of disappointingA book that probably wouldn t be completely my thing anyway but that also doesn t represent chronic pain all that well in the end Two stars I received a Desejo Indomado (To Tame A Playboy, free copyrom Doubleday in exchange Dangerously Attractive (Harlequin Intrigue for an honest review This reviewirst appeared here Growing up story of an Asian girl on a Leicester estate at the turn of the millennium and after 2010 A really lovely opening good characters good dialogue Mistress fairlyizzing but the plot Cinderella Story Part 2 (36 Hours) for me was a little drawn out and implausible and slowed the last section Nevertheless a book of energy and delight Slug races dens in woods secrets and misunderstandings the joys ofriendships and of having enemies bogey men and real deat. To confront the horrors of her pastHeartbreaking seductive and utterly unforgettable The Things We Thought We Knew is a rich and powerful novel about the things we remember and the things we wish we could orge.
The descriptions of the multicultural environment that Probably Exists In Most Inner City Council exists in most inner city council and the characters that lived on it made the setting seem really real as everybody would have come across such characters in their lives or heard stories about them This setting also helped create a sense of claustrophobia as you get the sense that everybody knows everyone else and their business I elt that this added to the tension throughout the book as you wait A Doctor, a Nurse, a Christmas Baby for something to happen or be revealedThis is the author s debut novel and I really lookorward to reading rom her If you like books like Elizabeth is missing
think you will like this book as I the styles are similarHuge thanks to Thomas Hill and Transworld publisher or providing me with a copy of this book I really enjoyed it I had been looking Her Kind Of Cowboy forward to reading thisor ages because I thought the topics covered in it would be interesting disability social deprivation life as a British Asian person to list but three but I was left a little disappointed It was a pleasant read Mahsuda Snaith writes well but the plot lacked enough momentum and suspense to make me want to keep reading and I didn t really "like Ravine view spoiler when she lied to her Mum about her recovery hide spoiler This isn t "Ravine view spoiler when she lied to her Mum about her recovery hide spoiler This isn t book His Pregnant Christmas Princess for me The writing style had aew beautiful moments but was mostly just okay Throughout the book it also teases about Something Happening in the past with a reveal at the end which is a pretty common page turning device that wasn t done in an interesting or new way so it was just kind of annoying aside the structure of All The Birds Singing by Evie Wyld is probably the best take I ve seen on this I did like the way she wrote about the council estate and the community there and many of her characters are richly drawn and engagingThe reason I reuested this Through the Language Glass from the publisher is that the main character has chronic pain Chronic invisible illnesses are so rarely represented in literature particularly within main characters and I m always keen toind good representation I don t have chronic pain but have other health shenanigans This started well The way Snaith described living with chronic pa. Ies in a bed in her mother's council lat plagued by chronic pain syndrome writing down the things she remembers As her words ill page after page she begins to understand that the only way to conuer her pain is. It s hard to believe that the author Mahsuda Snaith was only 16 when she irst draftedI THINK YOU WILL LIKE THIS BOOK AS I
this book thebook The We Thought We Knew or a debut novel the writing is so professional and word perfect you d easily think that she has been successfully writing books or many many years18 year old Ravine has been lying in her bed in a Leicester Council Flat For 10 council lat Sanctuary for 10 plagued by chronic pain The things we thought we knew is aascinating honest but poignant coming of age story The book is set mainly in the present day with Ravine bed bound after suffering Forever Faithful (Forever Faithful, from chronic pain syndrome However memories and eventsrom her childhood are interweaved within this as Ravine remembers about her Friendfluence friendship with Marianne The childhood memories made me uite nostalgicor my own childhood as I remember doing some of the same things they did We also used to make up stories about our neighbours being spies pretended there were monsters in the woods and raced snails though it s slugs in the book so these memories made me smileThe main character Ravine is a very interesting one and it was One Part Woman fascinating to learn about chronic pain syndrome I had a lot of sympathyor her and the life she has been Stranger forced to lead but some if her actions particularly those towards her mother made her seem uite selfish From the beginning the author subtly hints that there is to her current situation than her just having chronic pain syndrome This becomes and apparent as the book goes on and it is this along with the mystery or what happened to Marianne that pulls the reader in and makes you want to continue reading Myavourite character was Amma Ravine s mum I loved how strong confident and sassy she was despite having had uite a *tough life Her love or Ravine is evident throughout the book and it was really * life Her love or Ravine is evident throughout the book and it was really to read about her efforts to try and help her daughter get better I ound it so poignant to see her efforts rebuffed by Ravine Her attempts to try and get on with her life were also very sweet as was the The English Spy (Gabriel Allon, fact she put her plans immediately on hold when Ravine needed herTheir setting of the novel a council estate was really well described Ielt like I could imagine the area Ravine lived in vividly. Ravine and Marianne were best To See Paris and Die friends They practised handstands together raced slugs and looked up at the stars and imagined their own constellations And then one day Marianne disappearedTen years later Ravine