A brief review…

March 31, 2009 at 5:39 pm (Reviews) (, , , , , , )

So, I finished What was Lost by Catherine O’Flynn this weekend.  I was a wee bit concerned, because to me the very first bit smacked of Harriet the Spy but it didn’t take long before that feeling of déjà vu went away.  In my opinion, this was a really good book.  There were just so many layers to the characters and their stories.  Nothing was all laid out for you right away; like in life you had to keep going to really get a better understanding of the characters and their motivations.  I found that there were surprises all the way through, especially the ending.  I found the story to be sad, but with a hint of the power of redemption.  And full of the idea that nothing is really as it seems on the surface.  I’d highly recommend this book.

I’ve just started Three Cups of Tea, and the latest library score is Steig Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  I am also partly through The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson.  Go Canadian content!  Or Canadian author, anyway.  I’m finding that particular story to be so intense that I’m reading it in wee pieces, and rarely before bed.  After a couple of incidents in my childhood, I am fairly panicky about fire, so I need to be a bit cautious.  Vivid dreams are one thing, vivid nightmares something else all together.

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