Adult Fiction Books Reviews

The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh

June 25, 2018

One of my lovely friends from work sent me this to read and whilst I really enjoyed it I often found myself very confused as to what was going on. The plot was incredibly confusing as was distinguishing who was narrating certain sections. I got the feeling that this was kind of about a cult and/or a very secluded family. But at the same time it felt kind of weirdly dystopian but regressed. There was a lot going on in this.

My favourite part was definitely the style of writing, it's beautiful. But that was about the only aspect that I recall. I remember really enjoying the book, although it was confusing. I still prefer Emma Cline's The Girls or Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg for their cult fiction.



Name: The Water Cure

Author(s): Sophie Mackintosh

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton

Pages: 248

ISBN: 978-0-241-33734-9

Rating: 3/5

Have you read The Water Cure?

What did you think?

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

  • Reply
    June 30, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    the cover is interesting, ive not seen something like that for a while.
    shame it was a bit confusing tho

    • Reply
      Katie - A Novel Idea
      July 19, 2018 at 8:35 pm

      I really wanted to love it. I usually love books with this kind of feel. Alas, one that doesn’t fit the trend.

      Katie x

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