Saturday, July 14, 2007

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

8/10 - Beautiful story that flowed really well. I absolutely loved the character Swede, but aside from Swede and Reuben, I didn't feel like I got to know the characters as well as I really wanted to. They were all such great characters. The ending was good, but I felt like he could have done so much more with it. There was such potential to make it really meaningful and moral, but the author ended up taking it into a somewhat bizarre direction. Don't get me wrong, it was a good ending, I just thought it could have been more. Overall I liked the book, but many people had compared it to Plainsong, which I absolutely loved and I didn't think it quite measured up to that book and it's sequel.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

10/10 - Holy cow, I loved it!! It had everything; mystery, great characters, and an ending wrapped up in a neat little bow just like a Christmas present. Yet so out of the ordinary, all of it. I don't want to go into more description for fear of spoiling all the little surprises. If I could put a little caricature of me finishing this book on here, it would show me with both arms up in the air, my hair flying behind me, giant grin on my face, screaming "Wheeeeeeee!!!!" Loved it, loved it, loved it!