Something Like Breathing Review ↠ 7

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Something Like BreathingIt’s the fifties and Lorrie is unimpressed when her family moves to the remote Scottish island where her grandad runs a whisky distillery She befriends Sylvie the shy girl next door ‘The slightest smile from Sylvie was a fluffy elephant at the fayre It had. DNF around 30%While I loved Readman’s short story collection this didn’t work for me at all as I found the pace to be incredibly slow and the characters didn’t grab me

Review Something Like Breathing

Something Like Breathing Review ↠ 7 á It’s the fifties and Lorrie is unimpressed when her family moves to the remote Scottish island where her grandad runs a whisky distillery She befriends Sylvie the shy girl next door ‘The slightest smile from Sylvie was a fluffy elephant at the fayre It had to be won with a clear aim’ writes Lorrie inTo be won with a clear aim’ writes Lorrie in her diary Yet fun loving Lorrie isn’t sure Sylvie’s is the friendship she wants to win But as the adults around them struggle to keep their lives on an even keel the two young women are drawn into a series of. A uirky and intriguing debut novel focused on two teenage girls and their friendship over a few years from 1957 to 1960 Lorrie Wilson and her family father mother younger brother move from the UK to the remote Scottish island where her mother was raised and Lorrie's grandfather runs a whiskey distillery Bunny Tyler and her daughter Sylvie a strange and shy girl are their next door neighbors Lorrie the newcomer is popular at school predictable in her wants and desires finding a new favorite friend Blair with whom she tests her boundaries and she is a keen observer of others using all of her senses while Sylvie remains introverted somehow supernaturally gifted which becomes clear at the end wonderfully wearing shapeless clothes maintaining a notebook of pictures of kisses that she hides from her mother Of the two girls it is Sylvie who knows herself better even as she can't see the world as clearly as Lorrie does The two households are different Wilson's is warm and looser for the times her father a former insurance broker who made a terrible mistake for which he can't forgive himself her mother is renewing her childhood friendship with handyman Rook who never left the island grandpa is Grumps and has an enemy The Tyler household for a while only mother and daughter is oppressive and repressive Bunny has rules that Sylvie must follow and does And Sylvie has a secret which makes her odd and very special The chapters alternate between the girls both are first person narrators and each has their own voice and observational methods It took me a while to get into the novel but the author also a poet and short story writer kept me intrigued wanting to find out where this story was going It is a dual coming of age story but far deeper than that involving family and social challenges and the claustrophobia of island life; it is about friendship and its limits the exploration of the self and of otherness and myth making Readman's precise style the original observations and turns of phrase are uniue

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Events that leave the small town wondering who exactly Sylvie is and what strange gift she is hidingReadman’s feel for emotional nuance and her natural flair for mixing strangeness with poignant everyday detail make this long awaited debut a novel to savour. I really liked this novel It was unusual and well written There’s a bit of the supernatural in it so you have to be ok with that