My Reviews of Books posted on Goodreads

Goodreads is my favorite book site now. Of course I use Amazon and Barnes & Noble too, but I have more trouble negotiating  there. Here are some of my recently posted reviews. I won’t inundate you. More later. Thank you Goodreads helping me get the word out.
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
 

5 of 5 stars
Read from October 14 to 29, 2011
Amazing. So many layers to this book. Wroblewski’s words leap into the air in ever-changing patterns of sounds and meanings, and the main character, Edgar, can’t talk. This man understands the many other ways of communicating.Who else knows that dog’s paws smell like fresh popcorn, or new mown hay. It’s true the intricate mysteries were hard to unravel but richly drawn. One of the best understanding of animals I’ve ever read. A thought provoking beautiful book.

 

Great House by Nicole Krauss

Jill Green‘s review
Dec 18, 11  ·  edit
3 of 5 stars
Read from December 12 to 18, 2011
I heard about Nicole Kraus’ book while in NY where she was doing a book signing which I was disappointedly unable to attend. The idea of following the history of a huge old library desk around the world and through the years, following the writers that used it, was very intriguing. Love and loss is tantamount, but the methods of expressing the theme get draggy and repetitive. I had trouble keeping the characters sorted out and had to go back consistently to straighten things out. All in all it was a wonderful multitude of stories with strong interesting characters.
The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris
Jill Green‘s review 

Dec 18, 11 · edit
1 of 5 stars
Read from October 29 to December 18, 2011


The Unnamed is a good title for this unstory. Read along through about a third then threw it in the Goodwill bin. When I got to the stream of consciousness stuff I looked ahead to see how far it went and then I gave up. It was such an intriguing idea, but for me came to nothing. Oh well, I tried.
When the Killing's Done by T.C. Boyle

Jill Green‘s review 

Dec 12, 11 · edit
3 of 5 stars


Being a former Marine and Environmental Science teacher I relate to T.C Boyle’s subject in When the Killing’s Done. He has done his research. The fight between the environmentalists and the save-all-animals activists kept changing sides, but Dave Lajoy being such a creep tipped the scales for me. Loved the backdrop of the harsh islands off the coast of California and a bit of their history. Coming from Costa Rica and Florida and their warm waters, his environment really chilled me.

 

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I’m a lazy writer trying to get tech savvy. I’ve blurted into blogging to get some of my thoughts, cravings, interests, writings out into the web world. I live in Costa Rica and Florida. Most of my somewhat autobiographical writings are about those places. If you’re interested check in.

One thought on “My Reviews of Books posted on Goodreads”

  1. Ha,,,,we always say that the paws of Jennifer’s black labs (Nitro and Luke)smell like popcorn>>Ofcourse I am the official sitter for the boyz….”paw park” is one of their favorite playgrounds.

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