How much truth is there in fiction? What does ‘based on a true story’ really mean? The prologue of this fascinating book seems to explain it clearly: this story is based on what actually happened to the author, what almost stopped the award-winning novelist from writing forever. Or is it?
Ok. Let's start with this… This book is REALLY good. I love working out the twists and turns of complex, binge worthy TV shows like Game Of Thrones and Doctor Who. And from the start of this book I was sure I knew what was going to happen.
Rumi’s Secret is the biography of Rumi, a Sufi love poet and popular Islamic Scholar from the 13th century. Written by Brad Gooch, who is known for his topical writing, he aims to bring light to what little is known about Rumi.
Whilst I am not the world’s biggest fan of love stories, I was drawn to All The Rivers by the tension that would obviously be created by a relationship between an Israeli and Palestinian living in New York City.