The Double Hook

The Double Hook - Sheila Watson,  F.T. Flahiff (Afterword) We read The Double Hook for one of my English classes, and it's definitely an interesting story. It's not told in a conventional way, and even the story itself is quite unconventional. To be honest, I'm pretty sure I didn't understand half of what was going on, but I did find it to be an intriguing story. One that I hope to reread one day, and maybe understand a little better...we haven't gone over it in class yet, so maybe it'll start to become even clearer then. Either way, I thought that it was interesting, and I enjoyed reading something so different. I liked picking up subtle hints that are hidden within the dialogue of the text (even the dialogue is unconventional though, quotations aren't used), and sometimes it was hard to understand who was talking, but I kind of enjoyed that. Figuring out which "she" was speaking was a great way to get into the text because it lead to a more in-depth look while reading. I think that The Double Hook is a great story to read when you want something that's a little different, and when you have time to give it the attention it deserves. I tried to read this one slowly myself, it only has 141 numbered pages (including the Afterword and Acknowledgements), so it isn't long, but as I sad, this book does require time. Sometimes you have to stop and reread, or stop and think on it. Overall though, I really liked it. It certainly kept me on my toes. :)