Friday, September 28, 2012

Inner Beauty Friday - Book Club!


This week I read Eventide by Kent Haruf. It is the continuation of Plainsong, but I would say you don't necessarily have to read Plainsong to understand it, but it would help :)


Here's the synopsis (from Goodreads):
Kent Haruf, award-winning, bestselling author of Plainsong returns to the high-plains town of Holt, Colorado, with a novel of masterful authority. The aging McPheron brothers are learning to live without Victoria Roubideaux, the single mother they took in and who has now left their ranch to start college. A lonely young boy stoically cares for his grandfather while a disabled couple tries to protect their a violent relative. As these lives unfold and intersect, Eventide unveils the immemorial truths about human beings: their fragility and resilience, their selfishness and goodness, and their ability to find family in one another.

My thoughts:
I liked it, just not quite as much as Plainsong.  Each of the stories lacked depth and so you were left with just the shell of stories that you wanted know more about.  It was also a little depressing.  But I do like how Kent Haruf writes about real people and doesn't emblish what life is for "regular" people. 

Any good book suggestion for me?


1 comment:

  1. Hi Jasmine! Thanks for joining the blog hop!
    This book sounds interesting. I look forward to seeing your posts and to seeing Book Club Friday! I'm always in search for a new book to read! :D