Monday, November 23, 2009

The Year of the Flood (Margaret Atwood)

She is, as always a genius. I think this novel was not my favorite, but I don't think anything will top the handmaiden's tale for me... though I did enjoy surfacing in a weird way.

This was another plane read and i was absolutely enthralled. This was a bit harder to read because I feel like it was more raw than she typically is - that the horrors and indignities were portrayed in more detail.

but I liked it. I'd give it an A-

The Help (Kathryn Stockett)

Such a great book. I had to keep it two weeks past the due date which I know makes me a terrible library patron, but there were 600-some people on the list after me and I didn't want to have to wait to get the book again.

Loved it - definitely one of the best books I've read all year, despite it's annoying each chapter is a different voice shtick.

It's hard to believe that the book is really only one generation ago... my mom could have been the one raised by The Help, if her parents had been more Southern and more wealthy.

Highly recommend - A!!