"I’m struggling to think of a author that uses metaphor more beautifully and his narrative prose is currently unequalled..."
"...the book is asking as much of me as I am of it, to the point that a relationship begins to build between the character and the reader."
"It’s a reviewer’s sole purpose to try and pigeon-hole the subject of their article. This is not easy with Adam M Booth. His writing is as distinctive as a signature and while I’ve read MANY books in my life, I cannot think of anyone that I can adequately compare him to. This, of course, is to his credit."
"While I usually like a bit more light in my fiction, I decided to take a chance on this dark novella after reading the reviews. I'm glad I did, and wish I hadn't, both for the same reasons. This is one of the very best written pieces of fiction I've read in some time, and the prose is absolutely beautiful... While it took me only an hour to read this one, it will take a lifetime to purge from the mind. There is rarely a main protagonist I come across who I could both love and hate, yet pity, more than I can the character which gives this book its name. An absolute masterpiece. Travelling with Angela while she slowly guides us through her descent into true madness is one of the most chilling rides I've ever been on. Classic masters, such as Poe and de Maupassant, would be gratified. Unmissable!"
"...it's poetic, lyrical, dark and shadowy, yet filled with tiny moments of brilliant light and hope, only to be snuffed out again. Honestly, it's hard to do it justice in words, the prose is just so finely crafted..."
"Angela…not quite so angelic.
...the heroine is not your usual pretty, likable girl…she’s the exact opposite: an overweight middle-aged woman with loads of issues!!… someone you would probably try to avoid in real life. I think that’s what makes it a good novel, its proximity to reality, its brutality in unmasking the ugly face of human nature.
When I’ve finished the novel I couldn’t help but feel empty inside, depleted of all emotions…"
"I loved this book! It's dark and disturbing but gripping to read. The writing is excellent...I love the character development. It deals with lots of uncomfortable subject matter so not for the faint hearted but that just kept me turning page after page."
"I could not stop reading. The flow and pace, as the madness unfolds, pulls you in from the start. As you discover the reasons behind Angela's behaviour, there are feelings of revulsion and pity at the same time. A darkly brilliant and insightful look at a woman driven to the edge by a terrible and lonely life."
"ANGELA is a look into the life of a very peculiar and highly disturbed woman. She spends her lonely life mostly just with the birds she keeps as company. It's easy to love, hate, and pity the woman all at the same time as the madness of her existence unfurls and her circumstances are made known to both the reader and Angela herself. Venturing down the road of Angela's life isn't for the faint of heart, but it's a wonderfully disturbing journey that I'd recommend."
"Think Stephen Kings Misery, Du Maurier The Birds and a Twist of Single White Female, a thrilling cocktail, masterfully made."