Book Title: The Sound of Your Soul
Author: Anna Cookson
Genre: Magical Realism, Literary, Fantasy
Publication Date: 27th September 2018
What it’s about
There are no fish, in the future. We killed them.
But it’s not just the ghosts of the shoals making artist Cally Dune unhappy.
Her husband has gone. Vanished, after being called up for the President’s new ‘Training Scheme’.
“No body ever comes back the same.” Worried whispers drift through the pubs, gathering like rainclouds to drip their paranoia into Cally’s mind, which is already marinaded in grief for Simon and fear about being called to Training herself.
Letting the wine flow into the places where it hurts, Cally stumbles into the arms of a clammy banker and unwittingly discovers a disturbing and painful secret. She is propelled on a journey through the dust of Africa and the hidden tunnels deep below London…unravelling the fading scrolls of the ancient Egyptians and illuminating their lurid hieroglyphics.
And ultimately towards a heartbreaking choice…to save her marriage or save her soul.
Because now there’s something else at stake.
They are coming for it.
And it’s inside her.
Anna Cookson is an award winning TV and radio presenter, currently hosting the breakfast show on BBC Radio Kent. She can also be heard on BBC Radio London and in her work as a voiceover artist.
Anna has broadcast for some big names including Radio 1, QVC, Magic, Kiss, LBC, Capital and Heart. She won a New York Award for her chat show, Girls Talk, which was also nominated for a Sony Academy Award.
When she’s not talking or writing, you’ll find her travelling the world, climbing mountains and running marathons. She also enjoys practising yoga, reiki and painting.
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What I Thought
It took me a little while to get into this book as the language used wasn’t quite what I was expecting or used to. The writing style was unique and in my opinion, it was complexed but I am glad I prevailed.
This book is set in a not too distant future where socially awkward artist Cally Dune finds herself drawn into unlikely situations. She is really interesting as a character and I loved her interaction with the other characters like her husband.
I’ve got to admit it kind of made me feel that I need to change the way to see things to prevent that type of world coming true. Especially with the god awful president and his takeover of everyone’s lives with the use of it iEyes, the media and the compulsory training.
I am struggling to summarise it without giving too many details away but this is one that I got stuck into and couldn’t put down until it was over.
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