Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

I have all three of Joshilyn Jackson's books. Her other two books are in my TBR pile, but we're doing a group discussion of her latest at The Friendly Book Nook, so I read it this week.

I've always heard good things about her and now I know why. This book was absolutely fantastic. She is an absolute master with her pen--her prose is gorgeous and layered. Admittedly, there's quite a bit of crass language in the book, but if you see it as part of a whole of a story it doesn't bother you as much.

What I loved about this book, is that it wouldn't leave me. I just kept thinking about it afterwards. I can't wait to discuss it and get other people's opinions.

If you are interested in joining in our discussion we are hosting a giveaway for a copy of the book at The Friendly Book Nook. What annoys me is that this is undoubtedly labeled as women's fiction. Why do most men not read fiction that isn't fantasy? And why won't men read a book with a woman lead? Just wondering.


Elizabeth said...

I think I am going to try to participate in this discussion if I can get the book from the library in time - Joshilyn Jackson is always great.

In other news - Congrats! You have been tagged for the 6 Things meme. My apologies if you have already participated - I might be the last person in the world to do this one. All the info is on my blog if you'd like to play along! =)

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