Elmet by Fiona Mozley

Elmet by Fiona Mozley

I received this book as a birthday gift from a friend last year; she thought it was a thriller, based on the cover art and the first few pages that reference a missing person. I thought the same upon starting it, but we were both mistaken.
Elmet is a work of fiction about a young boy and his sister growing up with his father, who’s a boxer, in a remote area in England. This read wasn’t for me, unfortunately. It was well-written, but I didn’t feel satisfied upon finishing the story, and it contained too much violence for my liking. (The violence seemed excessive, even though I read a lot of fantasy and thrillers that contain some pretty graphic scenes.)
I won’t be recommending this read to friends, although that’s just because it wasn’t a book I would have picked up for myself, which is not the fault of the book, so I feel a bit bad saying so.