Saturday, September 26, 2009

2009 book 205

Shandi Mitchell's Under this Unbroken Sky
It's inevitable that a novel about Ukrainian farmers in Canada in 1938 is going to be bleak, but MAN was this bleak. Lots of great family drama and great characters, but bleak. Also, I am so sick of authors creating lovable animals just to do bad things to those animals and go for more pathos. It's so obvious. Eh, how do you rate a good book that depressed the hell out of you? B+?

Side note: I still think of the ANTM contestant whenever I see the name Shandi.

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