Rukia Book Club Review
for Good Morning Diego Garcia
Thank you to the Rukia Publishing book club members who read and passed feedback to Rukia Publishing to contribute to this review.
Over 50% of the book club members had read Susan's first book, 'The Lullaby Illusion' prior to joining this discussion and contributing towards this review of Good Morning Diego Garcia. That said, there was little disparity between the feedback of members who had read book 1 and those new to Susan's writing. Those new to Susan's writing style and storytelling did not feel disadvantaged in understanding or relating to this book because of not reading book 1 first. Therefore, the overwhelming opinion was that this book can be read as a standalone publication, even though it is book 2 in the Journey's Series. That said, of the 50% who had not read book 1, 40% have now expressed a desire to read it.
Although in non-fiction, memoir writing there is no plot to create or develop, had this been fiction we would be saying that the plot was well executed, therefore, the fact that this is a true story exemplifies the skill of the author to enable the reader to experience the emotions and reality of her physical and psychological journey. Susan writes fluently and engages with the reader on all levels adding to the enhancement of the reading experience.
Writing: The language and style used complements the storytelling, as does the use of dialogue in the expression of true emotions. The book is well constructed and edited and has a smooth easy to follow progression throughout. For readers who are not well traveled, this is an excellent way to experience a virtual tour of taste, sights and sounds on far-flung shores in less than ideal circumstances at times.
We will be allocating a 5-star review on Amazon and Goodreads for this book and highly recommend it as a travel memoir read.
This review is compiled from group feedback by questionnaire collated by Sarah Jane Butfield of Rukia Publishing.
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