Friday, January 22, 2010

Unless--#6 finished

I was very impressed with this book by Carol Shields. I just read on her wikipedia page that this was her last book, she died of breast cancer in 2003--that is just too sad. It took a little bit to get into the book but once I did it was really enjoyable. I liked the letters she wrote defending women writers that unfortunately never got sent and her ever changing signatures on those letters. I thought it was very touching how this mother and writer was doing about everything possible to keep herself together while watching her oldest child shut down in life. I don't know how I would have reacted to similar circumstances, I doubt it would be how she did but the fact the book makes you think and consider this is just part of the greatness of the book. After I typed, greatness, I am not sure if I have used that for many other books and am not sure if this is a great book, I would guess more to the no but it is certainly very good in my opinion. I am very glad that I read it and will probably be watching for other books by her as well.

I have posted it on PBS and will be glad when I get to mail it to someone else to enjoy. I think there are 6 books ahead of it so I am guessing it won't be moving anytime soon.