May 19, 2014


The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold FryThe Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I saw "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" on a shelf at the news stand of some airport last year. I wrote the title down on my phone and got the e-book from Amazon. It took me longer to find the time to start reading it than to finish the book, 3 days (and nights). Just as I expected, I got sucked in the story right away, while I was pondering over the perfect literary style of the incipit. A very easy read, Rachel Joyce is the stereotypical mainstream fiction writer of 2014. Packed with feelings and interesting characters, "The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry" will keep you company, make you laugh, cry, hope and wonder about life. The ingredients of Rachel Joyce success? Love, death, a pinch of human flaws and a big scary world. Realistic yet dreamy, you will not want to leave good old Harold alone on his journey.

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