Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

I wanted to love this book. I cannot tell you how many times I picked this book up at the bookstore, carried it around and put it back. Finally, I gave in and brought it home.

Perhaps I expected too much. The story often drags. There is more violence than I was prepared for. All in all I found it to be a depressing read, never compelling, the characters mostly drab.

The storyline is basically a good one, but seems to get lost in the family details. There were so many characters that I sometimes had to stop and sort them out.

There were very few moments of pleasure or "highs" in this book, which made it seem rather depressing

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