Monday, February 9, 2015

My Quill and Quire review of The Green Hotel, by Jesse Gilmour ...

... is now posted to the Q&Q website. Jesse Gilmour is the son of novelist David Gilmour, and The Green Hotel is his debut novel. Actually, it's a novella, as this book clocks in at just 120 pages. And while I did find the first 30 or 35 pages really spun their wheels - a high proportion, considering how short the book is - things do pick up after that and this tale turns into a taut, gripping one about a son's complicated relationship with his dad. A daring debut to say the least.

1 comment:

  1. Once I'd started, I could not put this book down. Jesse Gilmour, a gifted new literary talent, speaks with a powerful, moving, soulful, and honest voice. Don't miss this gem. His unique turn of a phrase and the directness of the voice draws us into the text and meets us there to share something special. Although the protagonist's life may be very different, he reminds us of ourselves, as he struggles and cares along his journey through the dark and light of life. We care about him deeply, turning pages to see what he decides to do, to be. The Green Hotel is a necessary read for all of us about life's choices, loves, confusions. I now wait impatiently for this splendid author's next book.