Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Emotional Geology by Linda Gillard

I spotted this book on display in my local library (Ilford) and thought it looked good, and how right I proved to be. I read it in about a day. I could identify with much of it, and it was well-written.

To begin with, I liked the cover - picture of an island, and the title intrigued me.

And I liked the opening sentence:

"I talk to the island. I don't speak, but my thoughts are directed towards it. Sometimes it replies. Never in words of course."

And so I read on.

The story is about a lady who decides to go and live on an island. Now, this was no ordinary lady. She is a creative person, and it became important for her to go on the island to try to make sense of herself and her life.

The story starts to unfold. She has mental stability problems and has to take medication for it. But why? Well, read on and find out.

The book was published with Transita, Oxford, 2005 (but unfortunately they are no longer in business). But the book is still available as a Kindle.

A book that I would recommend.