The House by Simon Lelic Book Review

IMG_0846The House by Simon Lelic
Syd and Jack have been house hunting for ages and are astonished when they finally have a bid accepted on a house they have viewed.
Jack is less keen than Syd but they move in. This is where the stories starts.
Told in a diary type fashion with a part written by Jack and then a part by Syd and so on. It charts all the weird things that start to take place in the house, the story of how Syd befriends a younger girl living near by and a murder. Except it doesn’t !! For all that happens the book seems to miss a trick.
I was suprised at the amount of 4 and 5 star reviews I have seen. I didnt think this book was much at all unfortunately. In fact a lot happens but somehow in a very uninteresting way.
I got into the book quite quickly and the first part was fine, but I soon found myself wondering when it would get to a point and found myself skipping parts in the middle that just seemed like unnecessary chatter hoping to get towards the end to find out if any thing would be resolved.
I couldn’t warm to the characters, not even Syd who had a barbaric upbringing by all accounts.
I for some reason I struggled with the names wanting Syd to be the man and Jack the women………..dont know why, just did.
Anyway not a great one for me I’m afraid.
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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