Thursday, April 3, 2008

Water for Elephants

I don't always like "flashback" books, but this one was an exception. In Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen's style is fluid and easy to follow. 90 something year old Jacob Jankowski is in a nursing home and reminisces about his time in the circus. The facts about circus life and descriptions of the characters make you feel like you are right there with them. There are some sad parts, but love triumphs and the end is precious. I highly recommend this one! This is my book clubs read for the month and there is also a reader's guide in the back along with an interview with the author. Check out Callapidder Days Spring Reading Thing 2008 for more book reviews!


Lindsay said...

I have this book on my bookshelf.. I can't wait to read it now! Glad you liked it!

Julie said...

I have this one reserved for me at the library. Thanks for your review, I'm sure I'm going to like it!