Mini Book Review: Mr. Salary by Sally Rooney

My love for him felt so total and so annihilating that it was often impossible for me to see him clearly at all. Years ago, Sukie moved in with Nathan because her mother was dead and her father was difficult, and she had nowhere else to go. Now they are on the brink of the inevitable.
Sally Rooney is one of the most acclaimed young talents of recent years. With her minute attention to the power dynamics in everyday speech, she builds up sexual tension and throws a deceptively low-key glance at love and death.

Book Review:

This book is short and intriguing. It depicts the constant structured life of a person but then again, this book is not a stereotype. A little bit predictable but it gives us something to look forward to, something to validate our theories along the way. The story is kind of…short and I keep on wanting more. This is my first Sally Rooney. And perhaps, this is how this author writes – if you keep on begging more, the story will cut short on the right scene. This makes me conclude that I want to explore Rooney’s books aside from Mr. Salary.

My Ratings: 4 Stars.

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Sally Rooney was born in 1991 and lives in Dublin, where she graduated from Trinity College. Her work has appeared in Granta, The Dublin Review, The White Review, The Stinging Fly, and the Winter Pages anthology.

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