Review: Stockholm by Byrony Lavery
Author: Lavery, Byrony
Length: 128 pages
Genre: Fiction, Play
Publisher / Year: Oberon Books / 2008
Why I Read It:I loved the play when I saw it earlier this year.
Date Read: 05/08/12
I’m not sure if it was because the play was still so fresh in my mind, but I found reading this as powerful as watching it. The characters and their actions and words are so well-developed and believable, and the impact of the drama is impossible to describe.
While celebrating Todd’s birthday and planning a trip to Stockholm, life gets in the way, and this book looks at that life. The play examines violence, jealousy, and stockholm syndrome in intimate relationships. Through Kali and Todd’s relationship we get to see an example of how it can play out, why people stay, and the hope that these relationships can still contain.
I’m definitely glad I got a chance to pick this one up and give it a read. While I highly recommend actually seeing the play performed, reading it is a close second!