Thursday, September 3, 2015

BOOK REVIEW - "SCISSORS PAPER STONE" by ELIZABETH DAY



This is a story of a wife who had to live a life with a husband who had been having affairs with other women in the neighbourhood, and a daughter who was sexually abused by her father. They just could not break away from the same man, the mother for the fear of losing the husband and the daughter for losing her father. They were just too weak to accept the fact that they had been the victims of a vicious man but strong enough to endure a life full of pain and misery. There was no climax in the story - everything just ended when the father died because of old age. I was expecting someone to pull off the plug in the hospital ward so everything could end earlier, but that did not happen.