Saturday, April 27, 2013

Readathon: Hours 3 and 4

Books read: 1

I finished Bless The Beasts and Children.  Excellent YA fiction (I didn't realize this was a YA novel!)  and Glendon Swarthout was the supplest of writers.  Although I know it was necessary to spell out what was happening to the buffalo, and why the boys were compelled to rescue them, I chafed at the obvious author intrusion.  Also, the biblical allusions were a little too heavy-handed for me.  The way the novel was structured with the flashbacks to the boys' lives and their previous experiences at camp was perfect, though.  Glendon Swarthout is a writer whose other novels I'll be actively seeking.


I'm drinking a Coke.

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