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Friday, October 12, 2012

Book Review - Love Anthony by Lisa Genova



Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

I love Genova's first book, Still Alice. I thought her second book, Left Neglect, was okay (see review here).  I was excited to hear she had a 3rd book out!

I think now that I am a mum, I can understand the mum/child connection better. The aspect I love the most about this book, is for me to learn more about autism from the autistic person's perspective as I do not know a lot about it, and it was eye opening. This reminds me of Still Alice in that regard.

However, I felt that there is an aspect of the story that is a bit unbelievable. I don't want to spoil it by revealing what it is, but for those of you who had read it would know what I mean. Is it impossible? Maybe, maybe not, I don't know, but I felt it weakened the story. Thus I gave it 3.75 Stars since I couldn't decide between 3.5 or 4.



Note - The book was borrowed from the library.



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Book Review - The Strange You Seek by Amanda Kyle Williams



The Strange You Seek by Amanda Kyle Williams

Not bad for a debut. The main lead, ex-FBI profile Keye Street who is now a private investigator, is flawed, which makes it more interesting than a character who is perfect in every way. In that sense it reminds me of the main lead in Revelations by Laurel Dewey.

There are a couple of things that bug me though (SPOILERS ALERT!!!!!!!)


(1) There are some unnecessary plot lines - e.g. the missing cow case has nothing what so ever to do with the main plot. Maybe the author wants to reinforce Keye's confusion about women hitting on her but I don't think eliminating that part of the story will harm the rest of the book

(2) the real killer - seems like it was done just to add a twist since there was no explanation given about why s/he did what s/he did so the ending felt rushed.


3 Stars - it's okay



Note - Received a free ARC.



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