Tuesday 9 August 2022

Isaac And The Egg by Bobby Palmer | Blog Tour Book Review

[ad/gifted - I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.]

Isaac And The Egg by Bobby Palmer
Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Publisher: Headline
Publication date: 9th August 2022

Isaac stands alone on a bridge and screams.
Something screams back.
And that, like everything which follows, is unforgettable.

This is a book about a lot of things - grief, hope, friendship, love. It's also about what you'd do if you stumbled into the woods at dawn, found something extraordinary there, and decided to take it home.

It's a tale that might seem familiar. But how it speaks to you will depend on how you've lived until now.

Sometimes, to get out of the woods, you have to go into them. Isaac and the Egg is one of the most hopeful, honest and wildly imaginative novels you will ever read.

My heart. This is a stunning book. 

When I first started reading, I thought this was the strangest book ever and wondered what I was letting myself in for. Isaac Addy is standing on a bridge, seemingly about to jump, when he finds an enormous egg in a clearing. Confused by it, he decides to take it home with him. The egg, with its long Mr Tickle-esque furry arms, is strange to Isaac. Is it an egg, is it an alien? Where did it come from and why is it here? 

Isaac is grieving the sudden death of his wife Mary, and isn't looking after himself. The Egg becomes his purpose, his project. They watch movies together, Isaac tries to teach him to speak and the Egg soon discovers that Isaac is hiding something in the top room of his house. What is it and will this force Isaac to face things?

I genuinely did not want to stop reading this. The exploration of Isaac's grief, the surrealism of Egg being in his life and discovering what really happened to Mary was beautifully written. Everything is tied together perfectly. I was almost in tears by the end. If you only read one book this year, make it this one. 


A massive thank you to Headline for having me on the tour. You can find the information about the other bloggers taking part in this tour in the graphic below.

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