Couldn’t resist a prompt to write about a book I’ve enjoyed. Prompt from the Daily Prompt.
The last book I read was a book group one: Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
Everyone that read it enjoyed it. I hadn’t finished it by the time of the book group evening, and actually decided to miss the meeting, because I wanted to finish it before I talked about it, as I was so engrossed in it. Someone else commented that it took quite a while to read, as they didn’t want to get to the end, and I’d agree with that. Nothing much happens as such; it is far more about how relationships change, or don’t, over long periods of time, and how people communicate, or don’t. One of the couples is a strong woman and a man who is somewhat ruled by her – interestingly, it was the man that people felt was the more sympathetic character. Interesting – strength isn’t necessarily attractive.
I really enjoyed the sense of place, particularly the northeast USA woods. I really felt as though I’d been there.
A good book – not particularly easy, as all the characters had hard loads to bear, but definitely one that has stayed with me. I’d recommend it.