Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Obsession. Readers who have ever been obsessed by something or someone are those most likely to enjoy reading Margot Livesey’s novel titled, Mercury. Protagonist Liv has become obsessed by a horse named Mercury, and all the tension in this psychological novel flows from that obsession. For anyone who has been prevented from being with the object or person or animal of desire, the extremes of Liv’s behavior will be easily understood. In addition to the element of obsession, Livesey also delves into the typical detachment that can take place from anything and anyone not related to the obsession. Finally, Livesey adds a bundle of secrets as a necessary component to round out the ways in which living an obsessed life places an individual in compromising situations. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Mercury from

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