Monday, March 05, 2012

One Sentence Book Reviews

It's that time again chickens... time to boil down the response to whatever you've been reading to one sentence. Here are my recent reads:

The House at Riverton by Kate Morton.

Imagine The Great Gatsby as an ABC Afternoon School Special, starring Colin Firth as the sensitive English aristocrat and Cloris Leachman as that woman who appears in the segments that bracket the captivating literary device known as zzzzzzzzzzz the FLASHBACK and..........sorry old chap, I must have nodded off while we were discussing Word War I- bloody shame that.

The Room by Emma Donoghue

I loved this book about a woman held captive with her child in a shed for five years although it made me feel a little bit guilty about the fact that sometimes I can barely get through the weekend without feeling like I need some space from my own spawn.

The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
An Angel and Devil fall in love but (surprisingly) their love is doomed because (surprise again) they come from different worlds and (surprise again) their love is forbidden and thus young adults are introduced to the Montagues and Capulets but this time Romeo is not wearing a shirt, and has wings.

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grisson

This vast tale of a white indentured servant raised amongst slaves in the south is often suggested as a must read to folks who loved "The Help" and while it is a fairly enjoyable read, it loses steam towards the end- as if the writer finished the bottle of wine with two chapters still to go and just wanted to go to bed.

Speaking of which....

What are you reading? Leave your one sentence book review in the comments.


Jen said...

I just finished Heft by Liz Moore. It's a character study of two people who while they do not know each other are inextricably connected by someone they know. Good read.

rpc said...

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. I read this for book group, which is the only reason that I persevered beyond page 3. I shouldn't have bothered. Badly burnt drug addict listens to stories from some mysterious woman who tells him they have known and loved each other for centuries in different incarnations.

T R L said...

I Am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells. John Cleaver knows he has all the markers of a serial killer, and has created rules to protect those around him, but must throw them all away when a real killer comes to town.