Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Tea Obreht - The Tiger's Wife
The plot line left me going, "What????" In a book that weaves fairy tales and folklore, I feel the author is remiss if they do not explain the connections that drive the plot. The story felt disjointed and slammed in obvious bits and pieces as if was attempting to redirect constantly. No true continuity ever surfaced for me. It took me two weeks to read this book and I normally run through 300+ pages in three days. I kept waiting for it to pick up, to grab me - it never did.
But, then again, I'm 36 and want to write, she's under 30 and published. What do I know? She earns my eternal respect for writing a vividly interesting, albeit difficult to read novel, and it landing on the NYT best-seller list. Kudos.