When God Was a Rabbit
While reading When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman I swung between liking it, and being utterly confused by what was going on.
The story jumps all over the place and often doesn’t reveal what is being talked about until the end of the chapter leaving it a mystery until the very last minute.
It starts off with Elly as a young girl. Her best friend is Jenny Penny, and both are the oddballs at primary school – Jenny Penny smells like chips and Elly gets a pet rabbit that she names God.
When Elly’s family move to the country and start up a B&B the girls lose touch, and Elly starts wagging school…..choosing to learn from life rather than books. It’s here where the book takes a massive leap forward to her mid/late 20’s and her and her brother are out in the world. He lives in New York at the time of 9/11, and suffers a horrific incident (that you are only hinted at what happened) causing him to lose all memory.
After many years apart Jenny Penny sends Elly a card explaining she’s in jail for murder……will she come and meet up with her?
In the end a coconut is thrown and a family friend regains his sight……are you confused but intrigued? I had to keep reading to find out what was going on – it was enjoyable and a pretty easy read!