Sunday, July 19, 2009
Water for Elephants
Um, it's completely obvious I stole that image from Amazon, isn't it!?
Anyway. My mom read this book in her book club and she really liked it.
I read it - and I really liked it, too. I really connected to it, it was touching and compelling. My brother read it and he was disappointed, 'Well, it didn't really go anywhere."
And that's true - it doesn't go very far, but I really like a touch of history in my books, and this was an easy, enjoyable read.
The book bounces back & forth between a man in a current day nursing home and his time with a traveling circus as a young man, during the Great Depression. The thing is, I hate circuses. They seem dirty and cruel - but this really opened my eyes as to how circus's used to be - when they were rare and entertaining (and dirty and dangerous). Book summary on Amazon.
If anyone hasn't read this book yet and would like to, just holler!