Please note that you will not find any unfavourable reviews here. I only write reviews on books that I enjoyed reading.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Like Bees to Honey by Caroline Smailes

Michelangelo finished painting the nine scenes from the book of Genesis on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in 1512 and the Last Judgement on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in 1541. The scenes interlink in obvious ways and, in more delicate ways, like the scent of wildflower that wafts up and over the air funnel created by your movements as you pass. You only fully experience it once you've begun to purposefully seek the subtleties out.  They are, without a doubt, works of genius produced by a very talented artist. 

What I find astounding is that it has taken several centuries for the literary equivalent to be written. Like Bees to Honey has accomplished with words a work of magnitude comparable to what Michelangelo created with paint. 

This 425 page novel has an aura of breathtaking immensity, of significance on an awesome level.  This is a novel which allows the reader to find the strength to endure the terrifying free fall into forgiveness.  It is also a delicate novel that places gentle kisses on places that hurt, on emotional wounds that need soothing and protection so that they can heal properly.

 Like Bees to Honey will show you in many beautiful ways that people have an infinite capacity to love and why it's sometimes necessary to say 'bye for now'.

You can find out more about Like Bees to Honey by following this link and more about Caroline Smailes by following this link and you can treat yourself to a copy of Like Bees to Honey at any good book store.

16 comments:

notSupermum said...

Fantastic! I look forward to reading this book very soon x

kath said...

That is such a beautiful review for an equally beautiful book. Every time I open it up to read, I feel like I'm stepping into a fluid, living, breathing artwork. I am reading it incredibly slowly because I want to savour every word. I hope as many people as possible get to read this book. It's breathtaking.

nitebyrd said...

What a wonderful review! After reading "Black Boxes", I have no doubt that this book will also be on my list of favorites.

Leatherdykeuk said...

What a splendid review!

Suzanne Jones said...

Great reveiw, DJ. I'd missed this blog so I'm very pleased Helen pointed me in this direction.

XX

欣幸 said...

No pains, no gains...................................................................

BT said...

It sounds just for me, DJ, super review.

正玲正玲 said...

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江婷 said...

一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼....................................................................

韋志韋志 said...

pleasure to find such a good artical! please keep update!!.................................................................

政翰政翰 said...

人生是故事的創造與遺忘。............................................................

啟均 said...

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吳婷婷 said...

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育隆 said...

好的開始並不代表會成功,壞的開始並不代表是失敗............................................................

芳容222許林堅林芳容儀 said...

新的一天 祝你有所成長~~ ..................................................................

吳婷婷 said...

Some people cannot see the wood for the trees.............................................................