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This book begins with snow the story of you It is a freezing room in a student house a sagging mattress on the floor and two people one nineteen the other twenty kissing passionately all night It is to this scene that twenty years later Rosy the narrator of Julie Myerson's astonishing new novel returns obsessively She has just lost The Story Kindle a child in a terrible careless accident and Tom her partn. Rating and review to come laterThe story of lovers Rosy and You who separated by years and tragedy meet again one winter which is the season that connects their past with their presentI liked this a great deal in the same way that i enjoyed Megan Harts Deeper I am a great fan of first person pov and once I got over the lack of speech marks which hints to the reader that something is not right I flew through this I liked RosyNicky not giving anything away thereshe reacts to her tragedy much the same as many of us would and her savior in the form of You appears just when she needs him Their story is not so much a romantic interlude as a coming together of souls to obtain closure for both of themI liked the winter setting the coolness and feeling of uiet and solitude that this evoked worked well for me with the poetic writing adding to the ambiance The scenes in the snow and warm cafeshotels are particularly atmospheric At the time I read this I found Rosy s day to day life a little flat but in hindsight this was corner she had backed herself into and goes a long way to explain why her re union with You was so important A great read for those with imagination who like something different

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The Story of You

Er has taken her to Paris to forget about things to start again It has snowed in the night and waking at dawn Rosy decides to go for a walk At the hotel desk there's a note for her 'I'm waiting for you X' And he is sitting in the corner of a cafe as she enters almost at random They talk He touches her She turns away and when she looks again he is gone Was he there Had she dreamed him And why when he e mails. This is a beautiful haunting work of fiction and one of the best studies of obsessive memory I have read It captures the persistence of memory in all its complexity and irrationalityIt is both consummately conceived and completely resolved I almost dare not read Myerson s others

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Her out of the blue two days later does he write as though they haven't met for twenty years The Story of You is an account of a woman trying to get by as a mother a wife while falling in love with a man from a memory As always Julie Myerson maps the vagaries of the human heart with extraordinary empathy and precision while at the same time keeping the reader in breathless suspense and on the edge of tears. I didn t believe in the characters and I didn t like this book


10 thoughts on “The Story of You

  1. says:

    This was a really fascinating book I'm not actually sure I enjoyed reading it but the writing was so powerful and at times raw that I felt it had to have five stars The story centres around one woman's grief I won't spoil the plot and how she essentially has a mental breakdown I like the ambiguity of it all I still wasn'

  2. says:

    Myerson’s prose is almost poetic and I found myself entranced from the very first paragraph The story is beautifully written as Myerson weaves together memories of an encounter many years ago with the story of todayRosy the central characte

  3. says:

    Rating and review to come laterThe story of lovers Rosy and 'You' who separated by years and tragedy meet again one winter which is the season that connects their past with their presentI liked this a great deal in the same way that i enjoyed Megan Harts Deeper I am a great fan of first person pov and once I got over the lack of speech marks

  4. says:

    This was not my kind of book really It started off promisingly written in the second person 'you' which caught my attention as it's such an unusual way to write As the story went on though this began to grate and the writing felt a little too pleased with itself exacerbated by the lack of speech marks throughout the novel

  5. says:

    This is a beautiful haunting work of fiction and one of the best studies of obsessive memory I have read It captures the per

  6. says:

    A slow burn type of book which to be honest would appeal to a reader only if they have experienced the same raw vulnerability that comes with loving with complete abandonment Total giving of heart body and soul The characters in the book did feel two dimensional at first and took a bit time you have to last at least halfway in to gi

  7. says:

    I didn't believe in the characters and I didn't like this book

  8. says:

    A strange book I do not think I have ever read anything like it though this could be purely down to me needing to read Rosy has suffered a terrible tragedy in her family and is finding it hard to readjust to nor

  9. says:

    From the opening line I was entranced by this book It evoked powerful feelings of a long ago love that never really came to fruition

  10. says:

    I've had to revisit this review as this book has stayed in my psyche since finishing it I particuarly enjoyed the first half or so but then found some of the bits describing NicoleRosy's meetings with you somewhat repetitive her Uni friend who comes back into her consciousness I also wasn't sure about Tom's passivity it suited the story and certainly made me think but was it convincing in the light of Nicole's