wallace house of pain review

The Wallace House of Pain book review

This is my review of the book The Wallace House of Pain, a novelette written by author S.M. Stevens. Below I will make a brief summary telling what it is about and I will give my honest opinion about it.

Here is the cover of the book:

What is this story about?

Activist Xander Wallace and his straitlaced father do not have an easy relationship. Jim’s views on race, immigration, gender, sexuality and even Millennials alienate his son no matter how hard Xander tries to find common ground. Toss in Jim’s second marriage ten months after Xander’s mother died and it’s a volatile cocktail. How, against this backdrop, will Xander ever dare to bare his soul and reveal his greatest secret?

What did I think of The Wallace House of Pain?

What did I think of The Wallace House of Pain?

This is a very short story, only 62 pages long, but there is a lot going on in its pages.

Xander and his father’s relationship is very complicated. His father has not adapted to the new times and has a very old-fashioned view. The tension between father and son is palpable, author S.M Stevens does a great job of creating a relationship between the two that is believable and tremendously tense at the same time.

This book is about knowing yourself and being accepted by others. The road Xander has to travel is not an easy one, and his own father certainly won’t make it easy for him (quite the contrary).

A touching story with a nice reflection. If you want to enjoy a short but intense narrative you have to read The Wallace House of Pain.

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