The Gathering by Anne Enright

  • Started on: 2011-01-24
  • Finished on: 2011-01-25
  • Read in: English
  • Rating: “****-”
  • Genre(s): General Fiction

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I read this book because it was the Booker Prize winner of 2007. While reading I really didn’t know what to think. The story is told by Veronica, one of the twelve children in the Hegarty clan. After the suicide of her brother, she examines the past of the family and her current life to deal with the loss and guilt. The book jumps through time without warning, which took some getting used to. It never follows a straight line in the story, in fact, there isn’t really one, at least not one built up from events, but more from feelings and imaginings. For that reason it took me a little time to get in to it, but now, after reading it, I am really glad I did, a very nice and good book.