Monthly Archives: September 2007

Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen

Water For Elephants

 

One of the girls in book club recommended this book. I loved the cover (not the one shown) and was intrigued by the prologue – were we meant to think Rosie was a person? Or did I just not read carefully enough?

This book was a real page turner for me – I read it in two days. I was enthralled by the stories of the circus train – the toothless lion, the fat woman who died and was promenaded around town in the hippo tank, the elephant that stole the lemonade, etc.

This is a well researched novel written in a light, easy style. I can easily see it being made into a film. Read it for the information about circus life in the depression.

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High Plains Tango – Robert James Waller

It would never have occurred to me to read a book by the guy who wrote The Bridges of Madison County. Some one lent it to me and I feel the need to read the books that people lend to me. I was very surprised – I enjoyed it. I thought it went on a bit too long, but I loved the style. I also enjoyed the theme about the evils of conspicuous consumption. I might even read The Bridges of Madison County!

 

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