The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
T H R O W B A C K T H U R S D A Y
I can’t quite explain just how much I love this book. It’s an emotional rollercoaster — funny, tragic, joyful and gut-wrenching. I also find it hard to explain what it’s about — in essence, it’s the epic story of the life of Cyril, an Irish orphan, and the twists and turns his tale takes, but I appreciate that that may not necessarily grab you. What I can tell you is this; no book has moved me like this one. No book has had me immersed like this one. No book has had my jaw drop to the floor like this one. No book can I so easily tell you is in my top absolute all-time favourites as this one. If I call it a total and utter game-changer, I hope you’ll hear me and that you’ll find yourself a copy, sit yourself down in your favourite reading nook, try to switch off from the world around you (let’s face it, we *all* need to do that right now) and just take it in. Then please let me know what you think. I can’t imagine you’ll have regretted a single second of the experience. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll just be left wanting more.
Just throwing it back to one of my greatest ever reads! I posted my review of The Heart’s Invisible Furies when we started this page but I am not sure that anyone was actually following us then . For me, there’s no book that deserves to be posted about for a second time more than this. It is an ultimate favourite of mine for so many reasons and I implore you to read it if you haven’t. For a more comprehensive review, check out our stories for the one I wrote on this — and in the meantime, do you like my wallpaper?!