So I finished Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. With all the hype and recommendations from Facebook friends I was really excited to pick this one up. At only 300 pages I figured it would be a quick read that would pass some time until my husband returns from Afghanistan.
It was very disappointing. In fact, I wish I had borrowed it from the library and not wasted a full $9 for the NookBook.
Elizabeth Judd says it best. "She also asserts a grand passion between Jacob and Marlena that's never convincingly demonstrated." This is supposed to be one of the most romantic novels of the year. By page 50 I am supposed to believe that this is gut-wrenching passion, once in a lifetime love, Notebook-worthy commitment. Maybe I missed it.
Read the Wall Street Journal's review. I couldn't have said it better. Pretty pictures aside.