Rated of 5
by Trez (Columbia MD)
Night Navigation by Ginnah Howard
This book would be excellent for book clubs for there are many interesting points for discussion.
The first thing that struck me about the author's method of writing was the short choppy sentences which initially I didn't like. However, as I got into the book; the mother continues her narration of her sons and husband's downfalls and I found myself feeling anxious and upset. This is how Ginah Howard draws you in and keeps you involved. You must continue to read to hear the complete story and the sentences make you feel on edge; simply because they only tell a little.
The book in some ways is very dark and puts you in a bad place, however I rated it a 4 because you are totally involved and eager to read the end. Very interesting story and method of telling the story. You are left with the question, should the mother have behaved differently in the lives of her son? Did the father plant the seed of negativity?