Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The Moon and Sixpence Cover
Fair warning, this is going to be a long review for this is a book that is close to my heart written by an author whom I deeply admire.
The Time is Right
There are some books that walk into your life at an opportune time. I’m talking about the books that send a pleasant shiver down your spine laden with “Man, this is meant to be!” as you flip through its pages cursorily. Or those that upon completion, demand an exclamation from every book-reading fibre of your body to the effect of “There couldn’t have been a better time for me to have read this book!” Now, I come from deferred-gratification stock. So books like these, you don’t read immediately,. You let them sit there on your table for a while. You bask in the warm expectant glow of a life-altering read. You glance at the book as you make your way to office, take pleasure in the fact that it’ll be right there on your table when you open the front door wearily, waiting to be opened, caressed, reveled in. And when that moment of reckoning arrives, you don’t stop, you plunge yourself straight into the book, white-hot passionate.