The Diary of Harri Foxx by author Sue Lloyd is a haunting tale, one that strikes a cord deep inside any human being who could become a victim to this dark and ominous beast. It is a tragically sad, and yet, ironically humorous story in some ways, told in the first person by its main character, a middle-aged woman by the name of Harri Foxx who is battling depression after two life-changing events. As one reads, one is drawn forward with an unrelenting desire to find out what happens to Harri and what it is that has shattered her life so badly as to leave her in the
maws of deep depression. One cannot help but ask, “Could this ever happen to me?” The dark nature of the story is filled with touches of witticism, enough to salt it with levity. The author elevates the somberness of its theme with prose that graces it to something higher, suggesting that death is not so much about an end, but a new beginning. Such lines as, “My principles from the past often leak forward into my new self in a vain attempt to vanquish the flame of fear that imprinted on my soul.” Or, “As the days go on, the visions of the past become faded versions of the original. They’re now an old black and white photograph.” The story also shows the depth of humanity and empathy of those around Harri who faithfully and tirelessly work to help her battle the storm. The Diary of Harri Foxx is a worthy and touching read.