33 of 52: Tin Man

“Tin Man” was the Girly Book Club’s August selection.

There’s something about first love, isn’t there? she said. It’s untouchable to those who played no part in it. But it’s the measure of all that follows.

At the core, it is a story about love. Ellis and Michael start off as best mates, and slowly involve into something more. Years later Annie enters the picture. She marries Ellis, and at some point Michael leaves.

So, what happened? We experience the story through the eyes of both men. It is a story about love and loss, and most importantly about living.

I hate to say this but it has been my least favorite book of this project. However, as we talked about it at book club I did get the sense that I might need to give it another chance.

Final thoughts: My biggest complaint is that Winman doesn’t use quotation marks. Once I got over her writing style, I did enjoy the story. It was very touching.

Buy your copy.

Read more about Sarah Winman.

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