Monday, February 23, 2015

Book Review: Katie In Love by Chloe Thurlow





Chloe Thurlow has a unique writing style that I find refreshing. While reading Katie in Love, I was pleasantly surprised at the under layer of psychological wit only born from those who observe and contemplate human behavior. Chloe is one of them. She’s not only an author who can spin descriptions in a prism of colors all her own, but she’s also insightful and uninhibited in the way of the human experience through the eyes of Katie Boyd.

Katie Boyd is a writer who meets Tom Bridge at a New Year’s Eve party. He’s a kind-hearted doctor who is selfless outside and in bed. Katie quickly discovers those qualities about Tom when she brings him to her flat. What follows is a journey of philosophical, self-discovery for Katie. She looks back on parts of her life from the way she grew up, to her first sexual experience, to now, in an attempt to extrapolate parts of her experiences that has made her who she is today. She's lost and struggles to find a foothold in life. You can’t help but look back on your own life, alongside Katie and contemplate with her. It’s brilliant really, how Chloe was able to create a story without prejudice or stick it in a slot to a certain cast, meaning the messages within the tale applies to all of us. Just like death, there is no escaping it. What Katie Boyd struggles with, we all have and still are. It’s part of being human.

I recommend this book to anyone who is searching for an intelligent, sexy read that is also meaningful and comical at times.






2 comments:

  1. Such a lovely, thoughtful review, I feel extremely lucky. Thank you.

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