Posts Tagged ‘Sara Gruen’

Life, as we all know, twists and turns and babbles over rocks in the most unwieldy of rivers sometimes diverting our interests and purpose down unknown tributaries.  Such as been my challenge to write lately.  My passion for creative expression still exists, but finding the time to “love the word” and “craft the story” is something I just can’t rush!  So where does that leave the passion for the word–reading!
I just finished, Water for Elephants: A Noveland I have to say that this is one of the most entertaining books I’ve read in a while.  I know, I’m probably one of the last people on earth to actually get around to reading it but it was worth the wait.
Sara Gruen blended fiction and history in such a way that the grimy back-tent stories of bumming one’s way into the circus brought to life a saucy tale told from two perspectives of the same person.   Of special note is her integration of the ages of the main character Jacob.  In essence, she captured that treasured quality of our older selves reflecting on life well lived-mistakes, love, pain and all.
In “Water for Elephants” you’ll fall in love with each and every character including the large elephant, “Rosie” who carries with her a wisdom and frivolity that we can only wish to aspire…I won’t give away the story and tell you details, this is something you’ll have to discover between these pages for yourself.

Looking for a good read?  You’ve found it with “Water for Elephants.”  For those of you who may be a bit squeamish, this may not be the book for you, but if you are looking for a bawdy, gritty and touching love story, this is the read for you.


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