Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Book Reviews

I made it a New Years Resolve to read more books, more specifically to 24 this year (roughly 1 fiction and 1 non fiction a month). Unfortunately I started the year with this book.

I saw this appealing cover on the shelf of the tiny library here in Lubbock since the other 12 books I wanted to read weren't there and thought, "hey, I liked Life of Pi, this could be good." I was wrong. It's the story of an author who meets a taxidermist writing a play about a donkey and a monkey. It does not get any better from there.

Read my sentiments about this book here.

Thankfully the next book I read was not as awful. In fact, it was quite good. This book, The Violin of Auschwitz by Maria Angels Anglada (translated from Catalan), is a poignant story about a violin made in a Holocaust concentration camp. For as long as I can remember I've been fascinated by the Holocaust and therefore really like most books set in that period. This one was no exception. It's a quick read and I recommend it if you enjoy this type of book.


Casey said...

yay i love book reviews!
If you have not already you should check out, Safely Home, by Randy Alcorn..its very good.

also I have not read this or seen the movie but I have only heard good things.. and its about the Holocaust.. its called, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, by John Boyne.

Kirsten Phillips said...

I almost picked up Beatrice and Virgil at the library the other day because I really liked Life of Pi - maybe I will avoid it now :)

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