Water for Elephants

I just finished reading Sara Gruen’s circus novel, Water for Elephants.  In consideration of my post on great writing yesterday I have to say the Ms. Gruen’s novel does not make the cut in its writing quality (it wasn’t horribly written but I thought it was a little too dialog driven for my taste).  I will still say that I enjoyed the overall story (and also that it was a lot better than The Da Vinci Code).  It is a pretty easy book and a light read with an interesting overall story and some very obvious background research (do you know what Jake Paralysis is?  I didn’t either until I read this novel).  Overall on a scale of five stars (all five being the best) I’ll give Water for Elephants three.

~ by Nathaniel on June 25, 2008.

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