Reading Frenzy

Monday, November 21, 2005

A good storyteller

THE DIVIDE by Nicholas Evans

It must be something in the water. To go from reading book after book, week after week--to struggling to get through even one. And all around me, people are complaining that they've got the same problem. Could it be something in the water? Ecoterrorism? Speaking of which....

It was wonderful to pick up a book with a great story line. Maybe not great literature, but nevertheless, an intelligent tale with likeable, yet fallible well-developed characters. The Divide opens with the finding of the body of a young woman in a frozen creek in the Montana wilderness, and the discovery that she was wanted for murder and ecoterrorism by the FBI. The author takes us back in time to the breakup of a marriage and the disintegration of a seemingly perfect family. The ripple effects of the marital betrayal and subsequent division of the family proves devastating. Yet Evans brings the story full circle, and there is understanding, love, forgiveness and healing.


At 9:18 PM, Blogger ~ nellenelle said...

Yay, Katie's back!

I went through a serious unable to read spell... you ok, Katie?



At 4:39 PM, Blogger Kate said...

Yep, better now that Tim is home from China. I get lonely and a bit down when the house is so empty--Rob is just not around that much.


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