Friday, May 26, 2017

Review: Beartown

Beartown Beartown by Fredrik Backman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fredrik Backman was already my official favorite new (to me) author for 2017 and with the release of Beartown he continues to strongly hold on to that title and all its prestige. *snort* Beartown is written with in the no-frills yet beautiful voice that is recognizably unique to Backman. He has such an incredible talent for simultaneously tapping into the best and worst of humanity. I know of no other author whose characters can inspire readers even as you feel the plot snowballing towards tragedy. Beartown tells an all too common story of good and evil, kindness and cruelty, loyalty and betrayal and how willingly people will abandon their moral character when times are hard and do what's right is the less appealing option. As with all of Mr Backman's previous novels I found myself in tears for at least 50% of this story. I couldn't recommend it more.

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