Friday, October 12, 2012

Book Review - Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

I love Genova's first book, Still Alice. I thought her second book, Left Neglect, was okay (see review here).  I was excited to hear she had a 3rd book out!

I think now that I am a mum, I can understand the mum/child connection better. The aspect I love the most about this book, is for me to learn more about autism from the autistic person's perspective as I do not know a lot about it, and it was eye opening. This reminds me of Still Alice in that regard.

However, I felt that there is an aspect of the story that is a bit unbelievable. I don't want to spoil it by revealing what it is, but for those of you who had read it would know what I mean. Is it impossible? Maybe, maybe not, I don't know, but I felt it weakened the story. Thus I gave it 3.75 Stars since I couldn't decide between 3.5 or 4.

Note - The book was borrowed from the library.

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  1. Hello lovely HUGS

    I agree with you, I thought just if the name was changed, oh well. Still an amazing author.

  2. Like you, I loved Still Alice, and thought Left Neglected was okay. I don't know if I want to read this one. If I do come across it at my library, I may pick it up.

  3. I want to read this one because of the autism aspect. Most, including you, think at lest theat part was done well.

    1. Yes, I definitely learned more about autism from their perspective, which I think Genova is very good at doing.