Friday, May 7, 2010

A VERY Brief Review of Black Snow: A Story of Love And Destruction, Jon Tattrie.

A local story by a local author, Black Snow takes the reader for a mesmerizing journey through the ravaged streets of Halifax in the moments and days immediately following the Halifax Explosion.

In less than 200 pages Tattrie weaves together the devastation of the aftermath of the explosion with a love story and the lives of a people who are indelibly marked by the effects of World War I.

On our journey from the flattened dockyard to the four corners of the Halifax Peninsula, Tattrie uses flashback to give the reader glimpses of a world that seems to be falling apart at the edges.

If there is a single positive lesson or moral that comes out of this tragic tale it is that bright moments – moments of life – come out of the double-edged sword of human contact and tenderness.

I liked it…a lot.

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