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They Were Small, Round and Grey
Reviewed in the United States on February 1, 2020
The Silence is a novel about destruction, the destruction of a soul, and all those around her.
Stella, a young woman, looking for the life she wants to live. She lives in London, in a flat with her best friend, Caramel. They work, visit bars on weekends and have a good time. Stella has always wanted to curate a gallery. She had her degree in art, but somehow it just never happened. She works in a hotel registerIng guests, just for the time being. Her father has just died, and now she is trying to sort her life.
And, then, she meets a man, Marco, the man who supplies her with these wonderful round, grey pills that make her feel good. They make her tired but she feels good. And, so it begins, a downward spiral. Her friends warn her that Marco is not a good man, but it may be too late, she is trapped. He is as much interested in her past life as a child actress as he is her present life. What is that all about?
This novel is frightening and dark, not one I would usually pick to read. It is full of illusions, and heartbreak and pain. This type of addiction is one thing, but the trap of this man and his sinister methods are evil. Read it carefully, and you may need to put it down. No redeeming value, actually. Some of the story feels disjointed, much like the life of Stella.
Recommended For Some. prisrob 02-01-2020