Beth Lewis || The Wolf Road

Is the theme of The Wolf Road original? Not exactly, no. It is not the first and will probably not be the last novel written about a world in which a man-created disaster has turned everything upside down. Neither is it the only novel about a loner fighting for a good cause forming new unexpected friendships. Main character Elka is hardly original, which does not mean that I was not spellbound by her past, present and future. Lewis’s talent for writing is to blame. Elka talks and reasons like a young woman brought up without any formal education living in the wilderness. The Wolf Road uses clichés in a good way. Lewis takes us along in Elka’s search for her foster-father Trapper. She combines the hardships of rough nature, a friendship with a wolf and a city girl, Penelope, and the revelations about Trapper in such a way that we move naturally towards the exciting ending. The Wolf Road to be honest is really exciting. All the clichés do not matter, I want to know what had happened between Elka and Trapper, if Elka can continue being a friend to Penelope and in what way Elka will grow in her personal search. I enjoyed reading The Wolf Road, I dare predict that we will meet Elka and Penelope on-screen. This novel is demanding to be filmed.

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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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