APPETITE BLOG TOUR
Welcome to my stop on the fabulous #Appetite #BlogTour with #RedDoor… its been an exciting tour so far so if you’ve missed it please follow the hashtag and discover some amazing posts by some very passionate blogger!
Thanks so so much to Red Door for my gorgeous copy. I hope you enjoy my review 😍
THE BOOK DESCRIPTION:
Because everyone hungers for something…
Food and Sex: two appetites the modern world stimulates, but also the ones we are expected to keep under control. But what happens when we don’t?
Embarking on an affair, lonely wife and mother Naomi blossoms sexually in a false spring while David, the fattest boy at the local comprehensive and best friend of her son, struggles to overcome bullying and the apathy of his divorced mother.
David finally starts to learn about the mechanisms of appetite through a science project set by his intelligent but jaded teacher, Matthew. David’s brave efforts to change himself open Matthew’s eyes to his activist girlfriend’s dangerous plans to blow up VitSip, a local energy-drink company where Naomi works.
At the mercy of their appetites, this exciting debut novel shows that some hungers can never be satisfied…
About the Author
Having enjoyed a successful career in recruitment and advertising and begun to raise her children, Anita started to write in 2012 during NaNoWriMo. She divides her time between London and Kent and is currently writing another novel focusing on the intersections between work, love and life, covering issues such as commercialisation of the charity sector, family and self vs community, BDSM and polyamory. Her writing both challenges and entertains.
I’m going to kick off my review by getting straight to the point. I LOVED this book all 457 pages of it. I find human nature and our interactions absolutely fascinating and Anita has created a book that is both utterly enthralling, entertaining and readable and something. Aside from the gorgeous eye catching front cover in such bold pretty colours and the pure befriends of this book in my hand I loved the fact it delves deeply into the characters psyche. We have a very intimate insight into their thoughts, their feelings and their inner struggles as they negotiate the rather tricky ride we call life.
We get up close and personal with the very clearly and multilayered main characters- David an overweight teen, Naomi a 40 year old woman who feels trapped as if her life has been reduced to a mundane ground hog day and Matthew a teacher who feels demotivated and unhappy in his work. The story focuses on when people are not happy and how three different types of appetite can get out of control. Whether it be food as in Davids case or Sex in the case of Naomi.
I dare you not to be fascinated such an intimate and insightful read. I still can’t stop thinking about this book days after finishing it. It really is food for thought – how things can go wrong in people’s lives, and because people feel trapped and unable to make the changes needed to be happy they find solace in a different ways. Often by forming illicit, and unhealthy relationships with food or people.Because when you can’t satiate one appetite it fuels another. It depicts how healthy , normal
Acceptable human acts such as eating or having sex can become toxic when your appetite for them gets out of control and the very thing you desire controls you instead.
Anita is obviously a good observer of people and of life, she writes eloquently with a gutsy style portraying a deep understanding of the issues woven within her very clever storyline.she shows how complex , life, love and relationships are,not only with others but with our self.
I can’t recommend this book enough to lovers of well written fiction.
If like me people and their psychology and the way their lives play out fascinates you then grab a copy of this chunky beautifully book and devour it . Excuse the pun!