(Published by Simon & Schuster, June 2013.)
The Knot is told from the perspective of Dominic Kitchen. He’s a middle-aged wedding photographer and the book is his memoirs. It looks mostly at his relationships mainly with his wife, daughter and his older sister.
I’ve not finished a book in a while with so many mixed feelings. I liked the style in which it was written. It gave it an immediate feel and being told solely from Dominic’s point of view allowed me to stay focused on him as a character.
In the story, he has a very complicated relationship with his sister and some more development on why he chooses to behave the way he does toward her would have been good but on the other hand, the plot does move at a good pace. Dominic was a very layered character and this comes across well.
The plot themes are not what I expected and this was a surprise. In places, it made me a little uncomfortable, which I think is why I had mixed feelings when I finished the book. Uncomfortable but I couldn’t stop reading.
Overall, I liked this book. It’s plot elements were ones I was not expecting and even having finished it a few days ago. I am still thinking about it. I recommend it.
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