Things have been a bit quite around here on the blog, sorry about that! We’ve been busy living life, reading and making over one room at a time! It’s most certainly been an interesting time.
In the crazy of painting rooms and cleaning all the things, I enjoyed picking up a book and escaping into the world of Pirriwee Public. Even through I have a child in 1st grade, I’ve managed to fly under the radar at school. Which when you read this book, you’ll understand why I’m happy about that.
I did hear about the book before the show came out, and will admit I did want to read it before watching the show. I’m still yet to actually watch it. However I did really enjoy this book. Big Little Lies is about 3 women and their children. It’s about how they bond over their kids starting kindergarten, the trials of bullies, love and their each secrets.
I like that the author is Australian, I do like that it’s set in Sydney and I do like the style it’s written in. I was a bit worried at first as it jumps back and forth between the trivia night and the events leading up to it. My mind thought it was going to be a like “the girl on the train” and I was ready for that just yet lol.
Things I loved about this book are, the hints of secrets that just about everyone has. Moriarty hints to them in the best way. She drops hints (just enough to keep you turning the page) and then moves on. The chapters are short. Which works well for me as I like to read in chapters. It’s a strange habit I have. The characters are relatable. They’re all men and women you would meet doing the school run, people you would hang out with on the weekend. The twist and the secrets.
Big Little Lies isn’t a long drawn out book. It’s not difficult to read and it would go great with a glass of wine and a fire…maybe that was just how I wished I was reading the book. I really enjoyed that when something is revealed, like a past event of a character that you actually feel like you earned that secret. You earned to know what Jane is wanting to tell, but can’t…
If you haven’t watched the show, read the book. Also if you start reading the book, don’t search the internet for spoilers. You’ll spoil it for yourself. This book was really a book. I enjoyed the twist, the high and low of the story. I don’t think I’ll ever want to attend a school trivia night, but that’s just me lol.
There is laughter and tears. There’s love and death.
So go! go get this book. It’s most certainly worth the read.
Have you read the book or watched the show? What are your thoughts? I think I’m going to read another Moriarty book soon.