non friction

Non Friction - Morgan Parker



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I didn't know what to expect when I started reading Non Fric.tion especially since the author is a man who writes under a pen name adding an extra layer of mystery and anonymity.

The story's concept deals with Morgan Barker's survival plan when his marriage of more than twelve years ends after his wife walks out of the marital home taking his only child.

I found all the main characters very realistic. They were easy to imagine but not always likeable. Non Fric.tion is full of sharp observational humour which kept me turning the pages. The story reminded me of a literary version of a reality show.

Morgan Barker the 'hero' tells his own story and this makes it both cynical and poignant. The plot is complex and the ending is unexpected.


I usually prefer my reading to have a heavy dose of escapism and this story didn't give me this but it is compelling and appealing in a quirky way. I especially liked the story within the story angle.
If you want something a little different Non Fric.tion is for you.

I received a copy of Non Friction from the author as part of his blog tour in exchange for an honest review.



Source: http://jolliffe01.com/2014/02/22/review-of-non-fric-tion-morgan-parker