On first glance I did not give this book much thought. For
a novel it is short; however, my initial impression was
entirely incorrect. My first read through MUTED GREY left
me riveted in my seat! I found that the more I sat there
thinking about the meaning of this novel the more I wanted
to read it again. And I did. Now two days later I find that
my thoughts keep drifting back to MUTED GREY and its highly
controversial subject matter. I do not believe that the
short introduction on the back of the book does it justice.
We are given just a little snippet that does not reveal
that your very beliefs will be shaken to the core after
reading this novel.
The story starts off introducing us to different women and
some short facts of their lives. Marah is a doctor who has
the dream life. She has the home, the car, and the job that
we all dream of to keep us in money with nothing to worry
about. She doesn't have to worry about paying the bills. We
are also introduced to Guy, the only man in this story. I
found his story may have been just as impacting as Marah's
was. Guy is ready to propose to his girlfriend. He is ready
to start a family and live the rest of his life with the
woman he has fallen in love with. As events unfold it seems
that communication is clearly lacking in Guy's life. His
intentions were not clear and things go array.
I do not want to reveal any secrets here, as I believe
that reading it blind had a big impact on the meaning of
the story. I will say that I have reanalyzed things that I
always thought I believed in and have discovered that my
reasoning was much the same as Marah's beliefs were. I had
clearly believed things that I now feel may simply not be
true. This book has made a big impact on me, as a person,
as a woman, and as a mother. I think that this may be one
of the best books I have read this year. For a first time
writer, Dianna Young has done a remarkable job of shocking
my beliefs and has clearly left her mark on the literature
What would you do if you discovered the path you had
chosen for your life had been based upon lies?
the dream again, that recurring nightmare which she could
never quite put out of her mind."
Marah Edom had acquired
all she'd ever dreamed of . . . the job, the car, the
Malibu beach home. Yet, all that was overshadowed by a
darkness which threatened to consume her. In one mind-
altering moment, Marah is forced to confront her own
acquiescence as she faces the demons which have haunted
her for years.