Saturday, May 22, 2010

Water For Elephants

Maybe it was because I had just read several books that were atmospheric and depressing, but I found Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen to be a breath of fresh air.

I enjoyed the storytelling, splitting between the protagonist as an old man in a nursing home and his experience as a young man as a vet in a traveling circus. A love triangle, deaths, and behind the scenes at the circus captivated me. And I don't even like the circus.

It's a quick enjoyable read. Probably not introspective and thought provoking, but entertaining.

My copy's up for grabs!

1 comment:

  1. I read this a couple years ago because at the time, everyone was reading it and saying how great it was. I didn't think it lived up to the hype. It was enjoyable, but I found it to be predictable and contrived.