Charlotte Grimshaw || Soon

In Soon a 4-year old is told tales about a dwarf called Soon by his mother. Tales that are definitely not suited for a 4-year old and which bear a close resemblance to the world around young Johnnie. He is the son of prime minister David Hallwright and his beautiful wife Roza. They have invited friends to come and spend the summer in their house on the New Zealand coast. With two of those friends they have a special relationship. Simon and Karen adopted young Elke when she was eight years old; Elke has turned out to be Roza’s daughter. Mother and daughter have found each other, the two couples become friends. Their friendship however soon turns out to be built on thin ice. Soon is a story about a jealous and deeply disturbed mother trying to wrangle her daughter away from her adoptive mother, it is also a story about the secret Simon has been keeping for some time and which threatens to be made public. The characters in Soon are manipulative, jealous, selfish, uncertain, striving for power and status. With one or two exceptions they all have their own private agenda, the one who manipulates best wins. The hot summer adds to the explosive relationships, dwarf Soon pales in comparison to the tricks played in real life.



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I am an avid reader and love to share my love for literature. I have my own opinion on books that have been shortlisted, laureated by critics or are pushed on us by bookstores. I will try and explain why I like or do not like a book. Hopefully influencing you in your choice of books to read.
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