Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Secrets of Eden

Secrets of EdenSecrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The condensed review is I was not in love with the topic of this book - small town, murder-suicide, attempt to figure out why....but Chris Bohjalian is such a good writer. I wouldn't necessarily recommend this book unless you tend to read quickly only because Bohjalian has better books. The Double Bind, for example, was excellent, and I'm reaching for it again because I keep thinking about it...versus just being glad to be done with this creepy one. That said, I love the title and how Bohjalian creates distinct voices for each of his characters. I just wish I hadn't guessed the twist in the first hundred pages...

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