Latest Reviews of ‘Capriccio: A Novel’
- This delightful review came all the way from Colorado, USA
To summarise, I was totally hooked and could not put the book down. The story has multiple themes, as did the movie, “Parasite.” Where to start? One theme was, “Denial is not just a river in Egypt”. Another might be- “Be careful what you wish for, ” and “what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive,” to name just a few.
You certainly zeroed in on obsession and narcissism in your portrayal of the characters. What a tragic story! I certainly had sympathy for Esther (although I wanted to shake her into reality at every turn, her background help me understand her sensibilities) the same for Grace. Tony and Tanya were the innocent victims of the obsession, no doubt. Having no sympathy for Larry, what so ever, was probably due to knowing very little about his background before Esther. I guess that might reflect my “ME TOO” bias in today’s world.
As I read I was curious as to what inspired your writing related to your own background, Dina. It is always assumed that writers write from what they know. Dave also read your novel. Well done expresses both of our sentiments.
Sarah, March 2020. Quoted with permission
2. I’m humbled and delighted by this 5 star review on Goodreads in January 2020. So happy readers are still enjoying it.
I loved this book. It excited my imagination, caused me indignation about the injustices women endure and compelled me to read it in it’s entirety as quickly as I could.
Dina Davis is a skilful writer and from the first word I read of this love triangle, I wanted to know more.
I would recommend this book. I gave it five stars.