Still catching up on reviews from the day of madness that was August 7th!
Thanks to Crown Publishing for the free copy in exchange for my honest review.
OK, MR. FIELD – Katharine Kilalea (out now!)
This cover is beautiful, but so hard to photograph.
My Thoughts: 3.5/5 stars!
I’ll start out by saying that this is one that won’t be for everyone. The writing style is very unique and brings something new to the table. We also stay inside the head of Mr. Field (we never find out his first name) and as with our thoughts, things can seem random and out of place at times.
After an accident, Mr. Field shatters his wrist. This immediately ends his career as an accomplished concert pianist. With his settlement money, he moves into a home that he admired from a photograph. As he stays confined within the walls we slowly get to see the deterioration of his mental state. Is the house having some effect on him?
I was really intrigued by the synopsis, I played piano for about 10 year growing up and I also have a close family friend that almost experienced a similar accident. He was injured in a construction accident that almost left him without a hand – thankfully he was able to save it and continue to play the piano (beautifully, might I add). When something so personal becomes your entire world and then it’s taken away so abruptly that can have some series mental effects. Mr. Field is a perfect example of this and I think that Kilalea captured his thoughts very well.
If you’re looking for something more on the unique side, then I would highly recommend this one. If you’re one that likes to go deep into the mind of the character, then you’ll find your curiosity piqued with Mr. Field.
Did you ever play an instrument growing up? Or still do?