The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things

The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things

Having just finished the book I’m now having trouble describing the plot.

I guess that’s the point. The fact that the book just doesn’t have that much of a plot. It starts and it ends.

A boy and his mother travel around living off strange men for a while, stealing anything they can and leaving. The boy spends time with his extremely religious grandparents and is then taken back by his mother. The mother descends into drug use and madness, the boy tries to change gender with the aid of some superglue.

Like Sarah I can’t honestly say that I enjoyed reading it. I don’t think that you’re supposed to. It’s not as if it’s a great page turner in that way. But there just wasn’t a time when I thought that I should just stop reading it and switch to something else. It was just a case of wanting to see what could possibly happen to the characters next. And it was never something that I expected.

  • Reviewed on Sunday, 12 September 2010
  • Tagged with book review