Bridge of Clay

Bridge of Clay


Here is a story told inside out and back to front

Five Dunbar brothers are living – fighting, loving, grieving – in the perfect chaos of a house without grown-ups. Today, the father who left them has just walked right back in.

He has a surprising request: Who will build a bridge with him?

It is Clay, a boy tormented by a long-buried secret, who accepts. But why is Clay so broken? And why must he fulfil this extraordinary challenge?

Bridge of Clay is about a boy caught in a current, a boy intent on destroying everything he has in order to become everything he needs to be. Ahead of him lies the bridge, the vision that will save both his family and himself.

It will be a miracle and nothing less.

Our Review

I loved The Book Thief so when I heard Markus Zusak was due to publish another book I couldn’t wait to read it. Unfortunately, I really struggled to get into it and so I didn’t finish it. I barely made it past the first chapter.

My main struggle with Bridge of Clay was the style it was written in. I am not sure if the problem was me or if the book was just genuinely difficult to get into.

 The Dunbar brothers live in a world governed by their own set of rules because there is no adult around to tell them what to do.

As they struggle with the trials of growing up they discover the secret behind the sudden disappearance of their father.

Clay is the linchpin that holds the family together and he will build a bridge for his family, his past, his sins and for greatness.

But how far will Clay go to build it and what will he have to overcome to do it?

Bridge of Clay should have been a good book, but it just wasn’t right for me.

“In the beginning there was one murderer, one mule and one boy, but this isn’t the beginning.”

This was a promising start to the book but by the time I was 5% into the book I decided I really couldn’t continue anymore. I may have tried some more to engage with it but I have a lot of other books to read and nothing in the story suggested to me there was any reason for me to continue.

Very disappointing.

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