Book Review: The Brothers Silver
The Brothers Silver is a coming-of-age literary fiction by March Jampole. The book follows Jules and Leon’s journey into adulthood during the second half of the 20th century. With an abused and suicidal mother, and a womanizing father, Leon’s life falters as he succumbs to drugs, and Jules falls into a destructive relationship. What kind of future is in store for the Silver brothers?
Didn’t know it was possible to use different approaches in writing! All the elements were flawless: the characters, the setting, the narrative, the dialogue. This book had a strong opening that instantly put me in a trance, compelling characters that are multifaceted, an absorbing story that pierced through my soul, and sharp dialogues that spoke of the characters’ different perception and personalities.
I’m giving this book 5 out of 5 stars. The writing was spectacular! It felt like I travelled back in time and witnessed such heartbreaking story of frustrations, unresolved conflicts, secret desires, and hidden perversions. I highly recommend this to ALL mature readers who love coming-of-age stories. Warning: This book contains foul language, mature contents, and sensitive topics.