The Centre

by Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi · read November 12, 2023


I read this for a book club; while it was great for discussion, it was not a great book. It tried to do a dozen different things and accomplished none of them; there were threads of the story that had potential but were choked out by poor writing, a lack of focus, and an unwieldy plot. Disappointing, but at least it had a fantastic opening sentence.

The first step in changing anything is to truly understand it. We have to consume it if we want to transform it.

Julia Rodenburg © 2024