Friday, February 5, 2016

Blog Tour 'The Faithful Couple' by A.D. Miller


Today I’m excited to participate in the blog tour of ‘The Faithful Couple’ by A.D. Miller.  ‘The Faithful Couple’ is A.D. Miller’s second novel and was published on February 4th by Abacus.

About the Book:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28680839-the-faithful-couple
Turn a betrayal inside out and you found its opposite, a secret and a bond. Perhaps that was what friendship came down to: a lifelong, affectionate mutual blackmail.

Neil and Adam, two young men on the cusp of adulthood, meet one golden summer in California and, despite their different backgrounds, soon become best friends. Buton a camping trip in Yosemite they lead each other into wrongdoing that, years later, both will desperately regret.

Their connection holds through love affairs, fatherhood, the wild successes and unforeseen failures of booming London, as power and guilt ebb between them.

Then the truth of that long-ago night emerges.

What happens when you discover that the friendship you can't live without was always built on a lie?

Facts:


Publication Date:
February 4th, by Abacus
Series:
-
Genre:
Fiction, Literary Fiction
Pages:
320
Formats:
Paperback, Hardcover, Audio
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My Review:


A couple of weeks ago I received an email about 'The Faithful Couple'. Although I don't normally read much literary novels, this one sounded very interesting. The reviews I read about this book were all raving, so I decided to give this one a try.

The first chapters of 'The Faithful Couple' were fun to read and really made me curious about the rest of the book. The characters were fun to read about and I enjoyed reading about the friendship between Adam and Neil. It was especially fun to read about how their friendship continued over the years. What started out as only one summer became a lifelong friendship, but definitely a weird one. Another plus for this book was the fact that I haven’t read many books about male friendship. That sure was fun to read about.

For the most part I did enjoy this book. But I also had some issues. For one I found some of the chapters a little dull and I easily lost my thoughts. It wasn’t that the writing was bad. I just felt like their where some chapters where not much was happening.
My other issue was that I didn't really got why Adam was so afraid to tell his secret. The 'secret' didn't really sound all that terrible.. At least not if you think about it from Neil's point of view. It would be terrible in my world! But Adam felt this guilt about something that really was Neil’s own choice.

Because the main part of this book was about the friendship between Adam and Neil, I did like it. And I definitely enjoyed reading about their journey. Especially since Adam and Neil both came from two very different worlds. It was interesting enough but missed a little depth.

Overall I enjoyed the read but expected a little more.

My Rating:

The Blog Tour:



About the Author:


A. D. Miller studied literature at Cambridge and Princeton. His first novel, Snowdrops - a study in moral degradation set in modern Russia - was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the James Tait Black Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Awards, the CWA Gold Dagger and the Galaxy National Book Awards; it has been translated into 25 languages.

He is also the author of The Earl of Petticoat Lane, an acclaimed memoir of immigration, class, the Blitz and the underwear industry. A. D. Miller is Writer at Large for The Economist; he was formerly the magazine's Moscow Correspondent and Political Editor. He lives in London with his wife and children.

For more information about A.D. Miller please visit his website, or visit him on Twitter

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I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review.
 
https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/

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