"Fiction has been banned in this fabulously imaginative and emotional read where an author, classed as a criminal, continues to tell stories illegally."
Powerful and provocative, this memorable read will stay with me for some time. What a fabulous premise! It’s 2035 and the government has banned fiction, former author Fern Dostoy writes in secret, terrified that she will be caught and punished. End of Story has been written by the gorgeously talented Louise Beech under the new name of Louise Swanson, and she brings into play her trademark ability to get under the skin of humanity in this hugely emotional read. She takes you into the future and makes it believable, I had no doubts about fiction being banned, I felt outraged and saddened and totally invested in the people who were determined to continue the joy of stories. As I read small bolts of crystal clear clarity began to hit, creating sparks of awareness that burrowed and sat in teasing anticipation. Towards the end I cried, properly cried, with aching sorrow and sympathy sitting next to me as a I read. A LoveReading Star Book and Liz Pick of the Month, End of Story examines grief and celebrates the power of the imagination in a book full of love and hope.
Closing date: 07/12/2023
Closing date: 10/01/2024