Title : Notes on a Scandal
Author : Zoe Heller
ISBN : 9780141029061
Publisher : Penguin UK
Genre : Nonfiction
Pages : 256
Source : Self
Rating : 4 Stars
Been wanting to read this book for a very long time.! Notes on a Scandal is a heart-wrenching read.
The story revolves around one Miss Sheba, who has an illicit affair with one of her pupils in the school she works in. The Book is narrated by her friend Barbara, a middle-aged woman who befriends Sheba after she joins the school.
I like how in the story ‘relationships’ are handled delicately, as they should be. How sometimes, people in relationships take things for granted, how they don’t realise what they have until they lose it and pay the price for it. The story also talks about ‘betrayal’ of friendship.
The story had a rather sad ending and makes you wish things had turned out differently. A lot of “coulda shoulda and woulda”.
It also touches certain topics like ‘loneliness’, ‘sexual frustration’ and ‘jealousy’. Which have been subtly incorporated in the narration by the author.
All in all, Notes on a Scandal is a really good read but has a rather sad ending and makes you wish things had turned out differently.
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