Saturday, May 28, 2005

Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx

I bought this book a the used bookstore. I thought it was a great buy being that I'd heard so many good things about it. Also, there is a movie that has recieved nice reviews, but I can't comment on that because I've never seen it.

But overall, this book was boring. So very, very boring. I didn't like it much at all.

It's about a family and a small town in Newfoundland. Their lives are very isolated from the rest of the world. Not a lot happens, just everyday family stuff. I kept waiting for the big incident or something like that. As I said, a lot of people really like this book. I just need a little more action. This is probably the result of some form of ADD from which I most likely suffer.

My recommendation: Not really my kind of book. A village, a family and general tedium. I can think of better ways to spend my reading time, but another person, with different tastes, might like it quite a bit.