Book reviews

The Patrons – Daniella Brodsky

This book was a bit pretentious but interesting (though possibly not for the prudish, it wasn’t overly graphic either).

It’s a book about freedom.


After her father’s death, a woman leaves her middle-class husband to find herself. She becomes a modern day courtesan, but does that make her free?


The Patrons is set against the backdrop of the 2008 American elections and delves into the philosophies around freedom, hope and change (which were all symbols Obama used that crop up again and again in the book). There’s a lot of philosophising, some of it feels self-aggrandising and you just want her to get on with the plot but, hey, I did struggle to put it down so it can’t be that bad!



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