Monday, October 31, 2005
Rare is the author who can write a novel and make me just fall in love with the characters and the setting and care deeply about what happens to the characters. With all of the books that I read I find that while I enjoy most and admire some, I truly love few. Rare is the author that can give me this sublime experience once. Ann Patchett has delivered rare gems in each of her three novels which I have read. It is amazing in how different her novels are from each other, but she writes each book with such heart and such grace and such compassion that it is so easy to get involved in the lives of her characters and really care for them. I finished her novel "Taft" this weekend and I was enraptured in these characters and the situations within. Everything felt right.