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Monday, January 20, 2014

First book club novel of 2014

 Peace Like a River
Peace Like a River

By: Leif Enger

Genre: historical fiction

Pages: 312

Published: 2002

Read: January

1 out of 5

This book has been recommended to me by several different people. I also had high expectations because the story’s plot and writing style reminded me of To Kill a Mockingbird? by Harper Lee which is a favorite of mine.  I couldn’t believe how much I disliked it. My number 1 upset was that the characters of Reuben (11) and Swede (8) were so beyond their years it made the characters unbelievable; especially with the articulate poems composed by Swede.  Then I felt the story was very disjointed and hard to follow.  The story included numerous tangents that were not necessarily relevant to the story making it became very distracting. It was as though Enger was just creating page fillers. What was the point of 2 pages detailing men wearing dressing gowns?  

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