The Echo Chamber by John Boyne

I was in the book store the other day browsing and came across a book by the author of The Hearts Invisible Furies, which I loved. I could not resist looking at the first few pages which gave me a chuckle and decided to buy it. I was also surprised to learn that John Boyne is the author of about of 20 books, including The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, which was also turned into a movie.


The Echo Chamber is really a great satire on the, world of social media. It is thoroughly entertaining and will keep you laughing out loud many times and you will spend a lot of the time with a grin on your face. If you have some time on your hands and don’t feel like heavy reading pick it up. I wish I had saved it for our coming trip to Greece. It would have been a great beach read, light and funny. A complete turn around from The Hearts Invisible Furies.


The book centers on The Cleverley family. George is a TV Talk Show personality, who finds himself in a bit of trouble after making a tweet that gets him in trouble. Beverly his wife is an author who never seems to have written a book. George and Beverly have 3 children who will keep you laughing from start to finish. The youngest Achilles is a smart alec teenager who enjoys hitting up older men for money. Elizabeth who wants to be an Instagram influencer. Then there is Nelson the oldest who only dresses in uniform and turns out to gay.



The Echo Chamber by John Boyne.