Sunday, August 2, 2015
Thoughts on Singled Out by Julie Lawford
In Julie Crawford’s novel, ‘Singled Out’, a bevy of British singles spend a holiday in search of love, sex, escape and adventure. The novel delivers all to a crowd of horney women, willing men including a coward, a minor hero, an a now-familiar preditor. The central character, I wouldn’t call her the protagonist, is self-righteous and guilt-ridden, with a tendency to dominate and investigate those around her. She is a wonderfully different snoop.
I always look for themes or truths in a serious novels, and this is a serious novel. What does ‘Singled Out’ tell us: Love can blossom when you least expect it; the righteous are seldom welcome and not always right; and that you reap what you sow. Note: change the orders of the letters in reap to get clear understanding of that message in the novel.
‘Singled Out’ is well worth reading.