Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Mini Reviews (21)

I love Gudenkauf's books!  Not a Sound was an excellent mystery made even more compelling by the fact that the main character is deaf.  I did figure out who the killer was before the end but I thought the story as a whole was so good that I didn't mind.  It was as much a mystery story as it was a story of the main character dealing with being deaf and growing from that experience.  Excellent read! 4 stars.

Fiddler on the Roof is one of my favorite musicals so when I saw this book, I had to read it.  I've always wondered what happened after the movie ended and this book tried to do that.  After Anatevka tells the story of Hodel as she traveled to, and lived in, Siberia while her husband was in prison.  I thought the story was pretty slow and at times I honestly had no idea what was going on.  The ending was really rushed and overall, I just wasn't a fan of the story. 2 stars.

This was a very different WWII story than some I've read before.  I really enjoyed the community of characters the author created and the individual acts of resistance they participated in.  The book was well-written and his descriptions of the Normandy area were beautiful.  However, it was hard to feel like the story had any real direction.  That's not a bad thing, I just couldn't always tell where the story was going and what the end goal was.  3 stars.

I received a Not a Sound and After Anatevka from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I won The Baker's Secret from Goodreads.

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