Why should you read this book?
As a reader you know how magical it is when we read singular and remarkable books. Tin Man by Sarah Winman, shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year Award, was definitely one of those. This novel is so short but it packs a punch!
It’s very hard for me to describe this one. Is it a simple story? No. Is it a traditional novel? No. It’s something more than that. It’s a beautiful piece of prose that felt so poetic, at times. It deals with loss, art, love, homosexuality and discovery. It’s about life, feelings and shadows. It explores loneliness and sadness. And, then, there’s France, this romantic and melancholic setting.
It made me think of Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman. But, although I could find some similarities, Winman has her own voice and literary crafting. This was my first Winman but it won’t certainly be my last. I recommend this book to you if you’re into literary/LGBT fiction and if you enjoy a certain gloomy and nostalgic vibe in your books.
I’d like to thank G.P. Putnam’s Sons for the free copy. You can buy it here.
“I don’t know the day, the days have become irrelevant.”
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons (Penguin Random House)
Published on: May 2018