Books

One, by Richard Bach

After reading Illusions: Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah and being so in love with the characters that I had to reach out to the author, I was somewhat disappointed by One. It got off to a strong start, being about the choices we make and the roads we take because of them, depicted by the narrator exploring his alternative lives. But in its second half the book died off and the dialogue just didn’t work, with characters over-explaining their situation and acting in a way that seemed unnatural. Continue reading “One, by Richard Bach”

Books

Hourglass: Time, Memory… Marriage?

I’ve just finished Dani Shapiro’s book Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage, and I’m a little frustrated. Not because the book is bad and I’ve wasted my time – no, it’s quite charming. I’m frustrated that it has been undersold by being labelled a book predominately about Dani’s marriage, when in my view the book is far bigger than one relationship.  Continue reading “Hourglass: Time, Memory… Marriage?”