Monday, June 20, 2011


Escaping Fugitive

Call me a philistine, but Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels, which I have finally read, escapes me. Why that bit at the end about a whole new character and his girlfriend(s)? And how did Jakob and Michaela die? Aside from those mysteries, the book confirms for me my bias against poetic novels. I like poetry, I like novels, I don’t like poetic novels.

I just read 'The Apprentice's Masterpiece' by Melanie Little--it's a YA novel written in verse form, and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I found myself repeatedly skimming over some really beautiful wording in order to find out what happens next in the story, though; I think I'll read it again sometime. The story leaves a lot of threads hanging--maybe she's planning a sequel to tie them up? Anyway, if you can bear it, give it a read and I'd like to know what you think.
I've had several people whose opinions on books I respect rave about that book. I've started reading it twice. I gave up both times. I just don't get it!
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