Breathe To Read

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Book Review #47 (2015 Challenge) Songs of the Humpback Whale

Today I am going to review:  Songs of the Humpback Whale (read in November, 2015)



This is under the category:  A book by an author you love but haven't read yet.

Here is what Amazon has to say:

"Jodi Picoult's powerful novel portrays an emotionally charged marriage that changes course in one explosive moment....For years, Jane Jones has lived in the shadow of her husband, renowned San Diego oceanographer Oliver Jones. But during an escalating argument, Jane turns on him with an alarming volatility. In anger and fear, Jane leaves with their teenage daughter, Rebecca, for a cross-country odyssey charted by letters from her brother Joley, guiding them to his Massachusetts apple farm, where surprising self-discoveries await. Now Oliver, an expert at tracking humpback whales across vast oceans, will search for his wife across a continent -- and find a new way to see the world, his family, and himself: through her eyes."

Ah Jodi.  I am giving her a break because this was her first book.  It was written in 1992.  At least I can only hope because it was all over the place.  Characters developed too quickly, the ideas in the book seemed completely unrealistic.   She told the story in a style she still uses today - many voices - and normally I love that about her.  But this one - nope.  I rolled my eyes about 500 times during the reading of the book.  The ending was blah.  I won't hold it against her, though.  She has written some amazing books.  This just wasn't one of them.

Stars: 1 1/2

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