This is the first book I read by Danya Kukafka, but the title of the novel immediately piqued my interest. Stories about executions carried out in the United States are always interesting to me, and I was definitely curious about this one.
Notes On An Execution is a novel of an American tragedy. It is the culmination of choices made by each of the main characters and the consequences that result. There are a series of unexpected turns which add significantly to the story. Some of those turns brought my own prejudices and preconceived notions to my attention and increased the meaning of the story for me. The way the characters change throughout the book kept me looking forward to each twist and turn, and the author really covered all of those nuances well.
I really became absorbed in the story and couldn’t put the book down because I wanted to know what would happen next. Although the story is a sad one overall, it was extremely well-written, and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
-The Inside Story (A Sears)