Monday, March 28, 2011

Book Review - The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver

If you liked the Gwyneth Paltrow movie Sliding Doors, you will love The Post-Birthday World.

While Lionel Shriver is better known for her equally well crafted book, We Need to Talk About Kevin, I enjoyed this book more.

In The Post-Birthday World, Shriver places her central character, Irina, at a crossroads.

She must make a split decision - remain faithful to Lawrence, her partner of 10 years, or venture into the unknown with Ramsey.

Shriver creates a parallel universe in which we are able to witness the outcomes of both choices as they unfold.

The Post-Birthday World explores the impact of the choices we make and how they can alter the path of our lives.

It is a book that will stay with you long after the last page.

When you finish it, ask yourself – what would your choice have been?

Would you like to read The Post-Birthday World? 

Here's where you can buy it online:

The Book Depository

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  1. Hey there. I wonder which courier you meant that can do free delivery if I subscribe to it. Do you perhaps include UK courier and delivery company in your lists? There are a lot like Citylink, if I'm not mistaken. I hope you cover a company that delivers in Edinburgh. Cheers!

    1. Hi Geoff,
      Thanks for your query. I'm not exactly sure what you are referring to, so to clarify - firstly, if you subscribe to my blog, you will receive an email from me every time I post a book review. This is a free subscription, however as these are emails, there is no courier delivery involved.
      Secondly, under each of my book reviews I post links to online sellers. If you would like to purchase the book, you can do so via those websites, however that will be a transaction between you and the online seller (I am not involved). The Book Depository is one of the online sellers I link to and they offer free delivery worldwide, however I am not responsible for those deliveries so I don't know which courier companies they use.
      I hope this clarifies it for you.