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Friday, June 08, 2007

Book Review: Case Histories: A Novel by Kate Atkinson

So this was the book that I could not wait to finish. Well, I made it and it was worth the time and effort it took to finish it. Effort being the case of having to actually put it DOWN because I had to sleep, cook, work, you know, take care of the family. I could not, nor did I want to, put this book down.

This is a very character-driven novel. I had to review pages to figure out if I rememberd who was who, but it never took away from the story. The basic premise is a series of events that hit at different times, to different people. The writing is sophisticated and just plain entertaining.

I can't give too much away. I don't know how to write a review because I just don't want to give any of the plot away! For me, the last few books I have read have been through a very basic understanding of the story. These are not novels on the best sellers list. Well, not that I know of, so I know very little about it and only find out by reading through the pages. This makes it more exciting to read -- the intrigue of what the story is actually about.

But what I can say is that I am a newfound fan of Kate Atkinson and her novels are now on my 'must-read' list.


  1. I'll have to add this one to my list - thanks for the recommendation!

  2. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did - post your own comments after you're done, even if you didn't like it as much as I did!!!