Thursday, December 20, 2012

'Indian Horse' and more

What was your Book of 2012? Fill in our survey here - we'll be blogging responses leading up to Christmas.
@chrysalis57 chose Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese:
1. Literature should provoke an emotional reaction - this novel did that more than any other I've read in years - anger, empathy, sadness, joy - Indian Horse has it all.
2. The language - Richard's prose is beautiful and lyrical.

Teachcmb56 went for Katherine Boo's Beyond the Beautiful Forevers:
Following in the new form of fiction/non-fiction. I was the "fly on the wall" watching this Mumbai neighborhood ... could not escape, and I did not want to until the end.

Barney - The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt:
It was a fantastic book which kept hold of me from the very start. It had everything you would want from a book. It had action, drama, comedy, fleshed out characters and twists and turns you would never of expected. It was made me actually care a great deal about what happened to the characters and the ending was fantastic. It ended the book so well. I would highly recommend it to everyone as it would appeal to everyone.
And three anonymous recommendations:
 The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller - Beautifully written love story.

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper - A beautiful tale of how every student has potential and what happens when we fail to recognize it.

Mr Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan - Clever clever clever!


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