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Behold Sarah Paperback – 1 Jun 2015
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Another distinct part of this book is where in the beginning we’re pretty much given a back story of the protagonists life from the past to the present, and so there isn’t so much of a plot shall we say but its not necessary. This is a book that focuses on self-reflection of what could have been, and thoughts on how things could have been dealt with differently and what consequences this could have had and so on. A lot of “what ifs” circle around this book, and for some readers this might not be for you because you prefer to look forward rather than back on some things and likewise.
However, Lindy Henny has done a brilliant job of creating character exploration in this way and I found it very cleverly done. With the added play scripts and poetry it certainly carries a lot of interesting elements for a book that’s what Lindy calls “semi-autobiographical.” With every turn in life this book explores the character Sarah goes back over previous writings and reflects on her own thoughts and insights that she describes at the time and how this has or hasn’t changed as she has grown up and matured.
The setting for this novel begins where Sarah is explaining her feelings and cannot decide whether she should live or die. We discover she herself is a psychotherapist, and decides to analyse her own life and thought processes and come to a conclusion of what her life has achieved. This is what made me stick to this book, the approach is remarkable and throughout God’s voice comes through the pages in italics and speak to Sarah on a subconscious level. Sometimes she reacts to what God is saying, but unaware she’s acted upon it. Bringing God into this novel is also an interesting one to explore with regards to the debate of what/who God is, is he real like many believe or perhaps something inside us that acts as a coping mechanism. All questions I’m fascinated in myself!
A way in which we see how Sarah is thinking and not how it looks strictly on paper is presented in some passages where there isn’t punctuation at all but a string of thoughts from Sarah’s mind. I wouldn’t say I necessarily liked or disliked Sarah because she does have some controversial thoughts and opinions, but like with anyone we like some things about them and things we don’t and that’s what makes herself and Lindy’s writing unique and very real to read where we see her irrational emotions on matters of the past that only make her human like yourself and I.
This book isn’t a read to be taken lightly as it is a little hard going and thought provoking, but as someone who loves asking questions on life I enjoyed it very much and I think its a book that some mainstream publishers aren’t confident enough to take advantage of when really they should.
This book really got me thinking, and Lindy Henny is an excellent writer!