Thursday, March 29, 2007

Water for Elephants

by Sara Gruen.

Quick recap: Jacob literally runs away to the circus, and falls in love twice: first with an elephant named Rosie, and second with a married but wounded performer. Life with the circus turns out to be not nearly so carefree as he'd thought.

Quick review: Sweeping and majestic, I admired the style from the first. The characters are endearing, the story quietly emotional.

Quick recommendation: Don't you dare pass this one up.

2 comments:

ednabucket said...

I found your site by accident... but went and bought this book because of your review.

I just finished it, and I loved it. Its definately in my fave books of all time (virtual) list!

Thanks for finding it and posting it...

gel said...

This IS one I actually did a blog post on. (You won't find it there now because I deleted most of my old posts.) One of my all-time faves.
Discovered it because it was recommended by our library book group.