Today is my stop on the blogtour for The Interview Chain by Lynn Farley-Rose, thank you to Zoé at Zooloos book tours for organising it and inviting me to take part and thank you to the author and the publisher for my copy
Synopsis: Everyone has something interesting to say if you take the time to listen.
The Interview Chain is a series of conversations—each interviewee was asked to nominate someone they admire as the next link.
Starting from a casual conversation on a boat on the Thames, the chain wended its way for over 23,000 miles, alighting on three continents and gathering up personal perspectives on issues that really matter in the world today.
The interviewees include a theatre director, a rabbi, a philanthropist, a sculptor, a New York Mayoral candidate, a pioneering documentary maker, and a man who rescues giant trees.
Some have worked in challenging places—Kabul in the time of the Taliban, a Romanian orphanage, immigration detention centres, remote Indian villages—while others have found themselves caught up in extraordinary situations such as the Rwandan genocide, the Ferguson uprising, and the UN Climate Change Negotiations.
My Rating: 🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧
My thoughts: this is going to be a really hard book to review because I can’t actually tell you anything about it without ruining the experience, but let me tell you that I loved it, I loved the idea of it, the way it was executed and the overall reading experience!
I was fascinated by the fact that everyone’s experience with life was totally different but somehow they were all linked, just by being recommended by the last person in the chain! – it opened my eyes to a lot of occupations that I never really give any thought to, you just know they exist but don’t really know what they do, they’re just always their, like priests or a nurse from the NHS.
It’s true what it says in the synopsis everyone has something interesting to say if you just take the time to listen or read!
I thoroughly enjoyed the book & actually read it in 2 sittings, it would have been one of work hadn’t got in the way!
I appreciate that this book isn’t for everyone and I won’t lie and say that all of the individual interviews interested me because they didn’t, but I still took the time to read them because they’d been kind enough to give their time and experiences for the book, and let’s be honest the chain would’ve been broken if I hadn’t!
I recommend this to all fans of non-fiction especially those who like to read about people’s life stories or experiences ☺️