Thursday, August 6, 2009

Booking Through Thursday

Hosted by Deb.

What’s the most serious book you’ve read recently?

It's a tie between two books I recently reviewed. Both are chilling in their reality despite being novels.




Little Bee****+ by Chris Cleave











Becoming Abigail***** by Chris Abani







If you read either of them I'd love to know what you think. If you reviewed them please leave a link and I will put it in the post of my review.

10 comments:

  1. I haven't read either of them. I've heard a lot about Little Bee, though.

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  2. Hi Sandra, there's an award waiting for you here.

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  3. Little Bee seems to be getting a lot of favorable comments lately. Haven't heard of the other book before. They both sound interesting, but maybe a little too grim for my taste.

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  4. I haven't read either; in fact, I hadn't heard of Albani but I'm going to have to check this one out.

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  5. Little Bee is on my tbr list. Here's my response.

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  6. Staci at Life in the Thumb just read the one with the yellow cover.

    Chilling . . . now that's a way of looking at serious. I’m booking thru Thursday here

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  7. I haven't read either so I don't if they are serious or not. I actually haven't even heard of the second one. I'll have to look into them.

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  8. I read your review, i like the 1st one!

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  9. I have read both books. Becoming Abigail was published several years ago, which is why many people may not know this book as well as Little Bee. But I would have to say that Becoming Abigail is a much more serious book that Little Bee. Becoming Abigail exposes the sex trade business on a very personal level. Chris Abani is also a poet and it shows in his use of poetic language to describe a horrible situation. It is Abani's language that will get you through this book. This book is actually a novella but it delivers such a punch that it will feel much bigger. Little Bee was also a good book but I thought it faltered at the end and became a less serious book for me - if the book ended sooner I thought it would have had more impact.

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