Monday, March 09, 2009

Book Review

Wickett's Remedy
by Myla Goldberg
Synopsis: The story of a young Irish woman, Lydia, from South Boston in 1918 and her experiences during the Spanish Influenza Epidemic that killed thousands of Americans.
Readability: A little confusing at first to determine which character's voice we are hearing, but well worth flipping back to figure it out. To be honest, I listened to this one on my iPod, so maybe it would be easier in print. I'm not sure.
Predictability: Boy, I thought I had this one figured out. The ending is sort of a stunner. I had to think about it for a couple of weeks to determine if I was ok with it. I am.
Couldn't Put it Down Factor: It took me a long time to finish this one. Nevertheless, I couldn't stop thinking about it. I couldn't get Lydia out of my head.
Recommend it?: Absolutely. ABSOLUTELY. It's wonderful and touching and sweet and sad and fuunny and poignant and really just over all wonderful. I intend to find other books by this author.
Four out of Five stars--because of the stunning ending.


zcoffeegirl said...

I love your book reviews....a talent that I think someone should pay you for. For real.

angie said...

i agree with z coffee girl. and i can't wait to read this book!

Sig. said...

Did you read Bee Season? I loved that book, and I'm curious how this one compares. I don't have a lot of spare time for reading these days, so I try to make it "worth it." :)