Ritu Bhathal's Reviews > Dishonoured

Dishonoured by Sofia Hayat
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
56854412
's review

did not like it

I picked up this book, thinking it would be a harrowing recount of a terrible life...
Sad to say, I, unfortunately, didn't feel that at all.
Sofia Hayat is apparently a household name.
Not in my household.
And I live in Gravesend, the place she was born and brought up in. I started this book, and a sense of connection formed when I read that she was born in Gravesend.
I felt a little sorry for her as she recounted the events of her childhood, but I'm afraid she lost me as soon as she left her family.
A bit of a self-indulgent book, where it was all about hearing of her encounters with famous people, and others telling her how wonderful she was.
This could have been such a powerful book, if it had been written with more sympathy and details of the emotions she went through during her childhood. A couple of chapters at the end of the book to show her success would have sufficed.
Definitely not a recommended read by me, I'm afraid to say... And she made Gravesend out to be much worse than it actually is.. and no, it's not named because people who died from the plague were buried here...
flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Dishonoured.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

December 29, 2018 – Shelved
December 29, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
October 6, 2019 – Started Reading
October 6, 2019 – Finished Reading

No comments have been added yet.