Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Author: Katarina Bivald [Website][Facebook][Twitter]; Translated by Alice Menzies
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Length: 384 pages
Obtained: Library copy
I found it to be a quirky, light book about books, small towns, and people. Many of the reviews on Goodreads seem to point to average and predictable, but while I avoid official ratings, I personally would place this higher than that. Maybe it is a matter of perspective. ::shrug:: I don't need to be shocked and awed with every book I read. And I generally love books about books (with an exception for The End of Your Life Book Club which dragged on horribly for me).
I suspect part of what appealed was that Sara managed to find just the right book for some of the towns non-readers. And of course I'm a fan of romance (which I didn't even expect) and happy endings. I do admit that I was skimming over Amy's letters through the second half of the book in an attempt to get to the living characters stories.
Something I found interesting: Sara mentions the Swedish title of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and what it means, reaffirming that I don't really want to read that series.