Sunday, January 10, 2010
First 2010 Book Review: Oliver Kitteridge
I have to start off by wishing everyone a fruitful 2010 Reading Year! I'm so happy to have discovered the world of blog-book lover readers around the world. I feel like I have found my niche. I'm also happy to add that my book club has recharged their batteries and has regained the energy we had lost. We met this morning in a deli-restaurant in Coral Gables, Florida and had breakfast to discuss Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. We thought it was brilliantly written and were amazed of how the author interweaves the main character with everyone else in her small town. The themes that were talked the most, I feel, are the fear of isolation, suicide and "hunger". All the characters are "starving" for something in their lives. As a matter of fact, my favourite quote is what Olive tells her students: "Don't be scared of your hunger. If you're scared of your hunger, you'll just be one more ninny like everyone else." I can tell you that even though it's not one of my all-time favourites, I do think it's worth your time and money! Don't be afraid and pick it up the next time you're in your local independent book store or library.