Monday, July 28, 2014

The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Book Review)


My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Pictures are all that we have of fleeting seconds that are captured for a long, long time yet a photograph is not enough... It is life that is even more beautiful- life in motion !

An amazingly written story with precisely clear detailing, the author stunned me with her deftness with the use of words.
The 'Memory Keeper's' Daughter is but an apt title because the entire story revels in the beauty of photographs- painstakingly captured and then developed in a dark room by a man who found peace in that very room alone. Or was it that in that room alone did he find the remnants of a moment that occurred in the past? He so wanted to capture a bigger moment, perhaps to make amends or maybe just to overwrite the tale his destiny seemed to have had written. The 'Memory Keeper' could unfortunately not click pictures of the most priced possession.

The melancholy that refuses to leave the reader is both endearing as well as disheartening at the same time.

The pages when turned, show glimpses of a lifetime of a life-saver and a life-taker. Are they both same?

Read this one to embark upon a journey to a world that seems to be marred by Down's Syndrome but is somehow so much more beautiful because of that very fact.

Sometimes, it is in the imperfections that we seem to finally notice the beauty of the otherwise unnoticeable goodness! :)

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