Book Review; Animal People, Charlotte Wood

I read this book quite a few years ago now, but I have decided to review some of the (many) books on my shelves… and all over my office floor because I don’t have enough shelves yet!

The story follows a man through one day of his life, and in particular focuses on the uncertainty he is experiencing about his romantic relationship. The descriptive way that Wood writes really made this book special- it is so simple in its story line, but the way it is written makes it impressive and interesting. Wood captures everyday events, the events that we consider to be ‘normal’ and non-eventful, in a way that makes you reconsider how you view them. I did however find the ending a little strange and was left feeling a little underwhelmed.

Despite the lacklustre ending (in my opinion), I think that people who enjoy reading simple but well written story-lines would enjoy this book.


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