Monday, December 13, 2004
Two more book reviews
The Fishbowl written by Sarah Mlynowski was an interesting read. Three girls (and very different girls- varying backgrounds and personalities) move in together. There is a fire one night and the girls each think they are to blame. They keep quiet about the possible causes and soon learn that none of them have renter's insurance. They ban together to raise the $10,000 they need to fix their kitchen. The jumping point of views was slightly distracting, mainly because the personalities are so different and you are so imerssed into their thoughts. There is also a lot of passage of time without much warning. One moment its summer, and then poof, its Halloween. I enjoyed, but not quite sure if I'm going to rush out to read more by Mlynowski.
Next up.... The Frog King written by Adam Davies. This is about a guy in his mid-twenties trying to find out why his life isn't going the way he wants it to. He's a player who won't admit to the woman that he loves that he really does love her. By the time he gets his act together its too late for many of the things he wants out of life. There was a lot of jumping around between present and past that it was sometimes hard to follow. There were also some minor characters that could have been developed a little more- or at the very least make their relationship with the main guy more defined. I did enjoy the scarasm that was present throughout the book and even the dreaded cliche's that our hero fears. It was also a nice change to read a book told from a man's point of view. There are many stories out there about women in their mid-twenties trying to find out what they want in life but not many about men. Was a refreshing idea, I just would have enjoyed more character development and a clearer time line of events.