Indie E-book Review - Cally Phillips
Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 12:33AM
Golden Duck

"What I (re)discovered in reading The Salt Stained Book was the absolute joy of literally losing oneself in a good story. As a child I suspect our identities, prejudices and class consciousness are less developed or at least less rigid and we are more open to simply ‘enjoy’ a book without bringing these things to it and with SSB I experienced that feeling for the first time in a long time. I completely lost myself in the story. Time passed without me noticing and I did not exist. Only the world of the story existed. The world, and I, stood outside of time for quite some hours. I believe that this is the best that reading a book can give a person."

"Both shocking and funny, the book is a triumph; allowing a child to engage with a confusing world and feel they are not alone, and an adult to reflect upon the world we foist on children. And the master stroke is that this duality is central to the very narrative world of the story."

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