Afraid of the Light

« We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark ;
the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light »

Much has been said about the recent decision on the rose versus wade legislation. The media have covered it at great length. We have seen and heard the talking heads on this subject and no doubt, most of us have discussed this with friends and other groups in which we are involved. I am not going to get involved in the discussion here. 

I simply want to tell you about a book that I picked up from the library last week. In our local library which is very small and an offshoot of the Wellington City Library, there is a table holding copies of the librarians’ picks. Knowing nothing about this author, Douglas Kennedy and always ready to try something new, I picked up his latest book, Afraid of the Light.

“While Afraid of the Light isn’t a novel solely about abortion, it explores the complexities of family, morals and improbable friendships. It’s a stunning social thriller set against the self-righteous tone of our time” per NZ Book Lovers.

The author assures us he is pro-life but cleverly shows both sides of the current argument.  He leans heavily on and against the activities of the militant, extremist anti-abortionists.

I found this book intriguing and yet another, unputdownable.  So I will now go to write a review on Books&MoreBooks.

JB August 23, 2022
Wellington NZ
Where it hasn’t rained today.

13 thoughts on “Afraid of the Light”

    1. Lois. It’s a hot topic around the world. Even though our young women are not affected most people are talking about it. It’s almost unbelievable that such legislation can be overturned.


    1. Abortion is legal here and has been since 1978 with various restrictions and amendments to the law. I read this book and was left thinking how well he pro-life author had tackled the subject. BTW I do know it was Roe not Rose. a typo from this elderly lady.


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