Book Review – The Language of Dying by @SarahPinborough

This novella moved me deeply. That doesn’t happen often and I read a fair amount.


The story follows the dialog of a woman confiding her innermost thoughts to her dead father. The central plot is of her caring for her dad in his last weeks of life. Throughout the story, pieces of her life from childhood through the present are weaved in.

There are a lot of heart wrenching moments that made me empathize deeply with her. Through a modern dysfunctional family to a Beauty and the Beast tale gone all wrong, this woman keeps drifting along. In the end she overcomes her broken life, but to where she goes we do not know. A hint of the supernatural prevails the story adding a nice spice to an already delicious tale.

Having a little girl myself and some recent health-scares of my own really brought this home. The story had me on the verge of tears and choking up at points. It’s beautifully written and I know it’s going to stay with me for a long time.

I highly recommend this book with an enthusiastic 5 out of 5 stars. I want to thank Jo Fletcher Books for the review copy they sent me this very morning. I will be ordering my own copy shortly for my book shelf.

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