02-24-2009 07:43 PM - edited 02-24-2009 07:44 PM
After waiting so many years for another Lamb novel, I have to admit that I struggled tremendously with this one. Initially, I was hooked and quite affected. The Columbine tragedy, as written in THIFB, hit me hard, as I am a teacher who works with a number of troubled teens. I could not help but change my attitude toward my students after a night of reading the detailed accounts of the Columbine event.
As the story went on, however, I grew frustrated. I felt like I was reading a number of novels at one time (which I normally do anyway), but I struggled to piece together the point of the sidetracks. Although the ending was a nice tie-up, I still felt like I had never truly connected to any of the characters, partially because I was having a hard time keeping up with all of them and their stories at times.
I did not dislike the book, but it is certainly not my favorite of the three. I am hoping the next novel proves more promising for my taste.
05-11-2009 06:49 PM