Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Book Review-Before You Know Kindness

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This is the second novel I have read by Chris Bohjalian, the first of which was The Double Bind. The books couldn't be more different.  They were both good but The Double Bind was filled with twists and turns and an ending that left you stunned to the point that you wanted to immediately read the book again because you couldn't believe that you had missed what was going on.

I guess I was expecting Before You Know Kindness to be kind of the same so I kept trying to read between the lines so that I would know the ending before it happened.  Well, as it turned out, I did know the ending before it happened but not because of any twisting and turning plots but only because it was a normal, everyday novel about family dynamics and you wanted everything to work out for them so it does.

I wouldn't run out and buy this book nor will I ever read it again but I don't feel as if I wasted my time reading it.  It was a nice little escape and it was nice to see a family that could survive their differences by loving each other just a little more.

Not sure what I am picking up next but we will be heading north again tomorrow so I definitely will be starting something new.

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  1. I, like you, loved The Double Bind. Thanks for giving me the heads up to not expect the same type of book. I might read The Double Bind again someday. This is something I never do. But I would like to figure out how I was duped until the end!! LOL! Have fun on your trip!

    1. I know Paula, I kind of just sat there stunned when I finished that book...I was so blind to it all.

  2. It all depends on my mood. Sometimes I want lots if twists and turns and sometimes I just want an easy read (that I don't have to really think about)

    1. Same here Debra but I usually find that author's books are either one or the other. Bohjalian threw me for a loop.


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