Book Thirtynine: Water for Elephants

Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen

Who doesn't like a story about a circus? Especially an old-timey, depression-era circus populated with characters like Diamond Jim, Blackie, Camel, Kinko and Uncle Al? I truly did like this story (it made for very good on-the-couch-with-a-stinky-cold reading), though I do admit it's not the finest book ever written. Sure, it had it's share of trite dialogue, somewhat predictable plot, and a key relationship that I don't feel was totally fleshed out. But, hey, whatever! It was still super interesting and the descriptions of the circus were lovely and even if it was a bit melodramatic, is there anything wrong with a little melodrama? I don't think so.


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