one day by david nicholls ::: the novel that everyone has been talking about. i read this after lin texted me over and over again as she read, completely in love with the book. i have to say that i really did love this novel, and especially the way nicholls writes about the same date each day for twenty years. it gives a great perspective on emma and dexter, the book's protagonists. i'll admit that for the first few chapters i felt as though i had a lot in common with emma. (i later came to realize she is a much better person than i am. ha.) the way the conversation between these two very different individuals evolves over two decades is beautiful and well thought out. i think nicholls did a great job of writing from dual perspectives while showing the changes of one's personality as they move through their lives. this is a love story, a comedy, and mostly, a type of tragic tale. i would liken this to 'when harry met sally,' but with more heart and a little less curly hair.
who will run the frog hospital? by lorrie moore ::: do i admit when i really didn't enjoy a book? i think since this is my personal forum, i can be honest. i didn't love this book. i didn't stop reading it either, but my feelings are still up in the air. i found moore's writing to be a bit to descriptive and i left the book without either having any real feelings about either of the main characters. perhaps if i had similar experiences to the two teenage girls the novel focuses on, my feelings may be different. in general i found the storyline to be disconnected: a grown woman in paris realizes her marriage is a failure and remembers the days she spent with her wild bestfriend in her teens. i don't think i quite understood how one brought up the other. i will say that i loved the references to a place called storyland, which sounds a heck of a lot like storyland in new hampshire.
what have you read lately?