Tuesday 8 November 2011

Review - My Sweet Saga by Brett Sills

My Sweet SagaMy Sweet Saga by Brett Sills

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Blurb from Goodreads

At nearly 30 years old, Brandon is barely able to make it through life, much less enjoy it. He is weeks away from what should be one of the happiest days of his life, his wedding day to his fiancée, Clarissa, but his attention is distracted when his estranged, erratic and oddly eccentric father suddenly reappears with a bizarre demand: to accompany him to Stockholm, Sweden, where they will meet a man who he claims will change their lives.

Desperate for even a brief escape from his reality, Brandon reluctantly goes with his father, ready for a disaster. But his life changes completely the moment his eyes meet the mysterious Swedish man's daughter, Saga. On a cobblestone street in the middle of Stockholm, Brandon reawakens to life, though struggles to navigate the messy love triangle with Saga and his fiancée, which includes multiple arrests, hospital stays, terrorist bombs, acts of heroism and foolishness, family secrets and even a bit of public nudity

My Review

I don't know what word I could use to describe this book, crazy maybe?. Brandon hasn't had a great relationship with his dad for 4 years since he wons millions on the lottery. Now his dad has called and wants him to drop everything and come on a short trip with him to Sweden. With Brandon due to get married in the next few weeks it is the last thing he should be doing. The trip reveals some truths about his father, his past and his own life that will change everything.

The start of this book had me totally confused, I couldn't follow what was going on with Brandon and his dad as his dad wasn't forthcoming with why the trip was happening or anything else he asked. The same with the encounter with Saga for the first half of the story, evasive answers or blatant ignoring. There is a lot of swearing and crude/graphic descriptions and one of the characters is very offensive and quite racist so I would say if your easily offended this is not the book for you.

However I am glad I stuck with it as once you get through the bad language and confusion it is actually quite a good story. There is a lot of humour (adult mostly) throughout the book and the end really brings the story together. The only thing I would say and I have moaned about it before is I wanted more however maybe the author is keeping us hanging and going to bring it out for a second book :D 3/5 for me this time.

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a surprisingly good book. I agree that it seems very odd and I probably wouldn't like the overuse of adult humor, but I love the theme of healing with his father (which is what I assume what happened). And the strangeness of leaving right before he gets married.


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