Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Book Review -- "Testimony" by Anita Shreve

Testimony Testimony by Anita Shreve

rating: 3 of 5 stars

I normally like Anita Shreve's books, but this one was just not up to par. The subject matter bothered me on various levels, the TREATMENT of that subject matter bothered me, and I got confused and disjointed with her way of making each chapter in a different person's voice. I was left feeling sad, disgusted, and badly wanting to smack "Sienna" very, very hard. It made me think about why bad things happen to good people and the dregs just go on happily oblivious.

And I'm currently not in the mood to think about those things.

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2 comments:

  1. I'll definitely be avoiding this one.

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  2. Hi Lori,
    Well I'm reading this book right now, and have also found it dis-jointed with the various chapters being in someone elses voice!!
    I am persisting though... Normally I find her books very easy to read and love them.
    I'm not sure what your 'smack Sienna' means - haven't got that far!! So I will be watching out for it LOL

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