I’m a book snob

December 18, 2008 at 4:16 am (Uncategorized)

I really am–I’m incredibly judgemental about books. I know it’s one of my vices, but it’s one I don’t try very hard to fix. I really do tend to judge books by their covers, and my shelves are full not just of books that I think are beautiful on the inside, but books that are also outwardly beautiful.

So when I read this one, at my mother’s suggestion, I didn’t expect to like it. I mean, I’m pretty sure she bought the book at Costco, and what book sold at Costco can be worthwhile, right? At least, that’s what the book-snob in me was thinking. It’s horrible, I know, but it’s honesty.


But I read the whole book, and I was so surpised that I liked it. It was so much better than I thought–the plot was interesting, yes, and stimulating, but it wasn’t just that. I loved the way she wove the characters together. It seems like such a cliche sentence to write, especially concerning a book, but it’s true. She created characters that were full of stereotypes, and then forced them to go against the grain of their own niche. It was really intersting how she did it, too. I appreciated her work.

I really only have one complaint with this book, though, and it’s honestly something that could change to a compliment, depending on my mood. I feel, at the end of the bookk, drained because of the emotions in it. It’s too vivid and real, not quite plausible or likely, but real. The emotions that the characters go through are just too much, and now I feel tired. I want the clean lines of an Austen novel, or the caustic bitter humor of Dostoevsky.


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