Review of the Caseworker’s Memoirs by Dan Thompson

So the next book on my summer reading list is: The Caseworker’s Memoirs

The Caseworker’s Memoirs is a fascinating novella which reads as seven short stories about phobias tied together by a retired counsellor, Malcolm, grieving the loss of his beloved wife, Mary.

It’s written in a bit of an experimental style and though it starts a little slow with Malcolm’s idealized descriptions of Mary, it is a very quick read and I quickly became engrossed with the seven people’s fear which consumed their lives. At least for a few if the characters, Grace, Mark & Neil, I wanted to know even more, what happened next! (which even thought I can’t know, this is a good sign)

Dan Thompson has a eloquent style of character description that I found interesting–especially because those suffering the phobias were of different classes and I felt all the character’s were written well.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks so much, Elizabeth. This was a nice surprise to come home to.

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  2. You’re welcome!

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