Blind Ambition by Grace Harwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I don't usually like to write reviews out of order, but I am making an exception with this one. The full review can be found on my Blog #423 (March 2014).
I received a free copy via the First Reads Scheme on GoodReads, and it's an example of just why the scheme is so good. Ordinarily, even though I have ridden (and competed myself) all of my life, I would not, most definitely not, have chosen this book to read under my own steam. How very wrong I would have been too.
It was breath-holding-ly, heart-stopping-ly brilliant from the very first word Grace Harwood placed on the page. A work of total genius. Funny, pathetic, moving, funny, exhilarating, in a never ending and ever increasing circle, with a magical ending.
I am not going to give any plot spoilers, you will have to trust me, and read it.
With characterisation beyond belief, this is a book that will take you for the ride of your life.
Well done Grace Harwood, you are quite simply a FABULOUS writer. I applaud you, and thank you for this hulking literary diamond.
So from me a 5+++++++ rating, and I can imagine reaching for this book when I need a boost.
I was provided with a free copy via the First Reads Scheme on GoodReads, but you can pick up a copy HERE at the unbelievable price of 77p for the Kindle download and £3.19 for the paperback. I would advise that you pull on your running shoes and dash over there. It was an amazing read, and I've less books that aren't worthy of kissing its feet for far, far more. Run before they realise the mistake.
Are you kidding? None, nothing, not a one. The only error I can see is the price being too cheap.