Monday, January 30, 2006

Book Review Time!

It's Book #3 of 2006....

A Big Storm Knocked It Over by Laurie Colwin.

I don't get to browse in libraries much; most of my reading choices come through recommendations. But last week during Library Storytime, Little Brother had worked his way into the middle of the circle. It was a big crowd and I was standing on the edges, as Little Brother had made it clear that he didn't want to sit on my lap for story. I nosed around the shelves directly surrounding me and came up with this one.

I was quite surprised to discover that Colwin was an American author, because her style just seemed to scream "British" at me. Her writing was very formal--British without the different spelling. I kept expecting the place names in the novel to be places in Britain, not New York and New England.

This was an interesting novel because the focus was less on the plot and more on the characters. And then, all of a sudden, it was over! I turned the page expecting the next chapter, but there was nothing else.

When I did a google search on the author I discovered that she has written several food books also; I'm interested in finding some of those. Cookbooks are almost as good as novels to me!


Julie D. said...

I discovered Colwin through her cookbooks (parts of which began life as Gourmet articles). Never could take to her fiction but LOVED her cookbooks. And the recipes work! :-D

Barb Szyszkiewicz said...

I'll DEFINITELY be looking for them, then!