Tuesday, May 19, 2009

firefly lane by Kristin Hannah

Sadly, just a few chapters into this rather fat book, my beloved companion of fourteen years, Borderline, passed away. So virtually, the bulk of this 479 page book served as little more than a distraction for me. Something to keep me from crying on the train or during my lunch hour.
If I had read this book under different circumstances, would I have liked it more? Would I have been able to connect with at least one of the characters? Would I still have been so irritated by the fact that the words "best friend" appeared on nearly every page? Would I have found it so trite?
Believe me, no one would like to know the answers to those questions more than I would.

And, believe me again, I do know how bitter I sound .... I simply cannot help it...........


Kat said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved companion. I am in the process of reading Firefly Lane and I am feeling the same mediocracy about it. I want to love it because it has gotten such incredible reviews but I am feeling like if I read "best friend" one more time my eyeballs might just pop out, LOL. I am going to endure for a bit longer but if it does not pick up soon I may have to toss in the towel and move onto another book.

bev said...

I have read Kristin Hannah before and wondered why her books were in fiction rather than romance. You have to be in the mood for that type of book before you dare pick one up. You want something great? I am sticking my neck out here - try Jim Fergus' book "One Thousand White Women", if you are in the mood for a great story (fiction based on a small bit of history). Or, try, if you are in the mood for a bit of intrigue and romance, "Far Pavillions", M.M. Kaye. Now, don't post on here that some air headed friend said to read these and they are trash!