Thursday, June 12, 2008

Water for Elephants

Okay, so here's the skinny. Don't read it. It's an okay book with an awesome story... quite a sad combo if you asked me. The title made NO sense in the story. It was referred to twice as a joke... that circus workers don't really bring water to the elephants... ha ha ha... The author wrote it like it was an inside joke among the circus folk, but NEVER let the reader in on the joke. That was annoying, gotta tell ya. Also, she frequently described the acts of the circus (like I cared) and completely neglected the story for pages at a time. That was really boring. At first I thought she was character building, but then she wouldn't go back to that character... or by the time she did, I'd forgotten who they were and had to turn back. Anyway, after The Kite Runner, it was a sad book. Not at all what I wanted to read.

1 comment:

silveralley said...

i'm reading "a thousand splendid suns" by the same guy that wrote the kite runner. i don't know if i love it yet, but i'll let you know when i'm done.