Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Winter's Bones

I read several books over the long weekend, including "Winter's Bones". I had heard of this book from family, who live in South Missouri. Curiosity got the best of me, and I went to the library to find it. All 3 of their copies were out, so I got "Tomato Red", by the same author, Daniel Woodrell. It was a short little book, but very powerful. The people depicted in the story have similarities to some Missouri folks I know through my job. I put "Winter's Bones" on request and was excited to check it out before the long weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone interested in a variety of cultures within the United States. The book is set in the winter, in a rural area of S. Mo. As I read the book, I looked out my window and saw similar landscape and weather as was described in the book. It didn't take much imagination to see the characters and their story. I am anxious to check out the movie and see how it ranks next to the book.
Do you ever feel a sense of loss and let down when you finish a book that you really enjoy? I sure do.

1 comment:

  1. I will certainly read this. I'm reading The Confession - John Grisham now. I love your reading suggestions. Thanks.