Monday, September 7, 2015
Author: Sara Gruen [Website][Facebook][Twitter]
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Length: 336 pages
Obtained: Library book club kit copy
Why this book?:
It was the selection for the discussion I do. I originally picked it because it looked interesting and I enjoyed Water for Elephants.
Most of the people who read it for the discussion enjoyed it. (One didn't - she thought there was much more mention of sex, particularly where it concerned the bonobos, than necessary.)
I thought the story was okay. The writing flowed very well. I didn't dislike it, but I was okay setting it down and reading something else before finishing it. I'm fairly sure I read Water for Elephants in one sitting, so I guess that means it wasn't as good? Or maybe it just means I'm more easily distracted than I was 7 years ago? I suspect the reason is a combination of those possibilities.
Anyway, I probably will read more by Sara Gruen. I've heard pretty good things about At Water's Edge.