Saturday, November 10, 2007

What a powerful book!

These were words I uttered out loud tonight as I finished this book. Two weeks ago I borrowed three books from the Maricopa County Library. Amy Bloom's book was the last I read and since I had not finished it, I renewed it when I went to the library today.

This writer amazed me, enthralled me, and captured the strength and beauty of women in her character Lillian.

The novel that I have been writing for the past two years pales so by comparison with this work that I will chuck it and begin again.

Thank you, Amy Bloom for the richness of your writing.


Barbara said...

I will pass this on to David, who had thought of using Away for his book club selection, but was discouraged by several people who didn't like it. Instead we read The Road, which is a sobering story of the post-apocalyptic world.

Kate said...

Away is a powerful book...........