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Heartbreaking and heart-stealing, this modern-day fable is an unforgettable novel about sorrow, joy, friendship and love.

It is early. A young man stands on a bridge and lets out a heart-wrenching scream. From deep in the woods, something screams back.

It sounds improbable. But this is how Isaac meets the egg.

The two are unlikely companions. But their chance encounter will transform Isaac’s life in ways he cannot yet imagine.

Maybe he will finally understand why he went there that morning. Maybe he will find a way to tell the truth.

Sometimes, to get out of the woods, you have to go into them.

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My Review

I’ve heard only good things about this book, so I knew it had to be one to read. Whilst it was not my typical read, was a little strange at times and was very sad, it really was a beautiful story about grief, heartbreak, friendship and love. We first meet Isaac Addy when he’s at his lowest following the death of his wife. He’s suicidal, struggling and alone. One day he walks into the woods and finds a screaming egg, which he ends up taking home. Isaac begins to form a bond with the egg, which develops into a friendship.  

Now, I know this sounds very strange, and you may be like me and wonder where on earth the story is going…well, it does all becomes clear as the book moves on! There is also a great twist in the plot which I didn’t see coming. Whilst a screaming egg may seem a very odd subject matter, it works really well and Isaac and the Egg’s storyline will draw you in instantly. Be warned that it is a very sad story and my heart broke for Isaac on the loss of his beloved wife, Mary. The story does lighten as it moves on, but it still managed to keep me in tears well towards the end. I loved Egg, and strangely pictured it as a sort of white fluffy Minion! The relationship between Isaac and the Egg was so delightful, and whilst I started off slightly sceptical about the book, I ended up loving it and wanting to read it all again. Would recommend.  

The Author

Bobby Palmer is a freelance journalist who writes for publications including GQ, Men’s Health, Time Out and Cosmopolitan. Isaac and the Egg is his first novel.