Thursday, March 11, 2010

Life is short but wide by J.California-Cooper

Life Is Short But Wide    This story is set in Wideland,Oklahoma and narrated by Hattie Brown a 91 year old resident
who grew up near our characters Hermain and Myine.   Thing is the story really begins with Myine's
grandparents Val Strong and Irene Lowell in the earlier part of the 20th century.  Now I don't care
how you speed that up it's a lot of ground to cover and that's o.k. if you have a point.  That's my biggest
disappoint for about 3/4th of the book I couldn't tell what the point was. This author is an excellent
short story teller.    It seems like this would've been better off told as a series of short stories instead of
cramming this together under the ruse of publishing a novel.  Another thing that irked me is the fact that
the author stuck alot of religous beliefs that had nothing to do with the story.   I would only give
her 2 1/2 out of 5 stars

6 comments:

bookaddict4real said...

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Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

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Tea said...

I once heard J. California-Cooper interviewed on the radio. Maybe it was on NPR. Can't remember. She does seem like a good short story writer. I intend to read the one you reviewed. Like your review because it was honest. I love the title of the book.

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tea said...

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Tea said...

I would love to read the book Let The World Spin. I heard about it on Hachette giveaways. I live in the U.S.

bookaddict4real said...

thank you ,Tea for those comments

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Life is short but wide by J.California-Cooper

Life Is Short But Wide    This story is set in Wideland,Oklahoma and narrated by Hattie Brown a 91 year old resident
who grew up near our characters Hermain and Myine.   Thing is the story really begins with Myine's
grandparents Val Strong and Irene Lowell in the earlier part of the 20th century.  Now I don't care
how you speed that up it's a lot of ground to cover and that's o.k. if you have a point.  That's my biggest
disappoint for about 3/4th of the book I couldn't tell what the point was. This author is an excellent
short story teller.    It seems like this would've been better off told as a series of short stories instead of
cramming this together under the ruse of publishing a novel.  Another thing that irked me is the fact that
the author stuck alot of religous beliefs that had nothing to do with the story.   I would only give
her 2 1/2 out of 5 stars

6 comments:

bookaddict4real said...

Hello everyone out there in blog land!If there is a problem with leaving a comment on this blog
please email me at cheryls39at hotmail dot com!

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Please enter me.

Bill ;-)

billsmith2003 (at) gmail (dot) com

Hope you'll check out my book giveaway:
http://drbillsbookbazaar.blogspot.com/2010/03/book-giveaway-reliable-wife.html

Tea said...

I once heard J. California-Cooper interviewed on the radio. Maybe it was on NPR. Can't remember. She does seem like a good short story writer. I intend to read the one you reviewed. Like your review because it was honest. I love the title of the book.

teakettle(at)yahoo(dot)com

tea said...

I now follow you. I love your blog. I love the Essence online mag. too.

Tea said...

I would love to read the book Let The World Spin. I heard about it on Hachette giveaways. I live in the U.S.

bookaddict4real said...

thank you ,Tea for those comments

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