Friday, January 15, 2010


Book: Run
Author: Ann Patchett
Like/Don't Like: Really liked

Blast. I've gone too long. I finished this book a week ago and now all I can remember is that I liked it a lot. It was centered around a rich Irish Catholic family in Boston consisting of a father and his three sons, two of whom are adopted and black. And there's a car accident that changes their lives. And that is about it. I am clearly pathetic.

Oh, wait! I can remember that it was beautifully written. I mean, seriously. Ann Patchett has a gift for writing from different perspectives. You feel like you're sitting in a room with a bunch of interesting people and they're all telling their version of a story all at once but one voice will carry over the others, then it will subside and another will rise up, then another, then another until the whole story comes out.

Is that enough to make you want to read it?

1 comment:

Valerie said...

I liked best that it was surprising. It was a different story than I was expecting.

I loved the characters so much, and I wanted them to be happy, and I felt that, in the end, they were, just in different ways than they thought they would be. But that's life, isn't it?

Ann Pachett gave me a happy ending, without ever sacrificing her story. And I love a happy ending (or, maybe I don't. hmm, that's something to think about).