We all have a story inside of us, that is for sure. However, the story of Paul Denny, author of ‘Searching for Enda‘, is a gripping one. The book begins with Paul finding out that he is adopted and then continues on with his journey to find answers to his multiple questions.
Everybody deserves to know their parentage, and where they descend from. This means that the questions that Paul had covered a vast array of topics. There were the obvious ones, about parentage, and then not so obvious ones too.
I absolutely love reading books. My usual style is light-hearted chick-lit so this book was a refreshing break from the norm. From the first chapter I found that I was gripped. I soon found myself squeezing in more time in my busy schedule, as a new Mum, to read more and more of this book. I couldn’t wait to find out what the conclusion of the story was going to be.
I found the writing style to be very descriptive. From the first few pages of the book I really felt like I could sense the atmosphere in a room at any given time. I also felt that I could picture places in my mind. There was lots of intricate detail provided throughout the book and I found this writing style to be quite unique. I felt that this wasn’t similar to other books that I have read in the biographical genre. This book offered a new take on the story of adoption. I felt like I was really learning about Paul and his life.
From a biographical point of view this book really had everything covered. At the end of the book I felt that my questions had been answered. I felt like I was on something of an emotional roller-coaster, particularly near to the end of the book, but in a weird way this was immensely enjoyable.
To summarise this is an absolutely fantastic read. I was gripped from the beginning and kept interested throughout the book. The book did not feel unnecessarily long but also it wasn’t so short that areas were left uncovered. The epilogue was a nice touch at the end and I really thoroughly enjoyed learning about Paul.