Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Thin Place by Kathryn Davis

iconiconI honestly cannot remember what book I read after Sunshine, but I do know that it was not long afterward that I tried reading Kathryn Davis's The Thin Place. Since it was recommended in the same radio story on NPR that got me hooked on Sunshine, I thought maybe it would be just as good.

I was disappointed on this one. I read the first 30 or 40 pages, and just couldn't seem to get into it. The book has a rather schizophrenic narrative style, jumping back and forth, and I just couldn't find the rhythm — or even sometimes the connection — between the different scenes and chapters.

I don't often give up reading a book once I've started it — I like to see them through to the end, even if I'm not totally sold on the writing style or the story. The Thin Place, though, I just couldn't do, so I guess this one goes into the short list of books that I don't recommend.

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