4 out of 4 stars
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The Easter Make Believers by Finn Bell is a fiction thriller that involves web of mysteries that keep you guessing from the very beginning. It captures a wide variety of audiences especially anyone interested in detective, crime and murder mystery novels. This suspense filled novel ensures that you keep turning the page till the end.
The book delivers its promise as per its title. Easter, the period in which events in the book take place, happens to be like no ordinary Easter. It snows, which is not the norm during this time of the year and at record levels too. In addition the reader is able to understand how make-believe the characters in the novel suppose their lives to be. Finn Bell expounds the notion that as dire as circumstances and life can be sometimes, confidence in all things being all right in the end; make believe, is what is accepted as the truth. This make-believe happens in spite of how terrible, horrible and awful conditions are at the moments of suffering and despair. This book makes a valuable contribution to society by examining the effect of past events in a person’s life and how they determine his or her future ideas, opinions, beliefs and actions resulting to a reduction or increase in the ability to make believe. We are also see how positivism, optimism and complete affirmative upbringing instills in someone the capability to be an intensified make-believer.
The use of casual and light font style in medium size enables easy reading. The novel has been edited outstandingly employing both British and American English appropriately to cater to the different English readers from across the globe. The cover gives us an inkling of how cold and freezing the expected springtime turned out to be. It shows thick white snow covering up trees’ base in a forest which is where a considerable amount of events in the novel take place. The title written in blood red font color atop the pure icy white snow gives an eerie sense of bloodshed as seen in the book.
As an inexperienced thriller reader, I loved that how the book gives us insight in to the psyche of a broken man; the narrator. Written in first person, we experience the occurrences from his point of view that have been clouded by an awful childhood who in the end is faced with a difficult decision to make. His interactions engage the reader consciously consequently questioning his or her belief. The reader’s way of thinking is altered or strengthened depending on whether or not he agrees with the narrator. I also loved the twists and turns the story takes us through and how the various sections throughout the novel merge into one complete incident.
I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. It is entertaining, extremely interesting and keeps the reader on his toes from start to finish. Finn Bell portrays a brilliant image of the stormy snowy weather as well as the environment in which the narrator explores. It has a serious yet sentimental feel that helps the reader see himself as part of the proceedings occurring and draws up empathy and understanding towards the narrator, a great read for a fresh as well as an expert reader.
The Easter Make Believers
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