Friday, July 24, 2009

Review: Ravens by George Dawes Green

Ravens cover
Imagine winning the lottery and having the misfortune of the wrong person finding out that information. Your joy might quickly become fear....when they hold your family hostage and demand half the money.

That's the basic premise behind George Dawes Green book, Ravens. But let's get to first things first shall we? Is that not the most awesome cover ever? I absolutely love it and imagine the book will fly off the shelves on the strength of the cover alone.

The book itself isn't bad either. I was almost automatically engaged even though I wasn't terribly fond of any of the characters. And you know how I generally don't like crude sexual talk or language? Well there's lots of that in this book, as well, but I couldn't seem to stop turning the pages. Add to that-I really struggled with the believability of the whole thing.

But despite all of those problems? Totally flew through this book.

I would definitely be up for trying to read some more of this author's work. Also I suspect this may be made into a film....I really visualized it in a film sort of way while reading.

Rating: 4/5
Things You Might Want to Know: Kind of a lot of language and sex talk. And also some seriously weird spins of Christianity.











Amy

10 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

There really is something to be said for that. Nothing in particular pops from a story (except the cover maybe!) but you can't put it down. I love it when that happens.

Nely said...

I recently read this too and agree that I could definitely visualize it on the big screen. Wonderful review as always.

Jenners said...

Sounds like a winner to me. If nothing else, it will help me prepare if I ever win the lottery!

Kelly @ The Novel Bookworm said...

I passed on this one,and now I'm kind of wishing I hadn't. It sounds good.

Beth F said...

Everyone has good things to say about this book and yet I'm still not drawn to it. I wonder why...

bermudaonion said...

I enjoyed this book too. The author is in negotiations for the film rights, but I don't think they're going very well.

Joanne said...

I wasn't overly fond of any particular character either, but I was completely pulled in by how the book showed each one of them contemplating things. Like they all were going through an inner debate with themselves.

Park Avenue Princess said...

I SO wanted this one! : ) Now, I want it even more!! xoxo AMY

Miriam Parker said...

Glad this one really drew you in, Amy!

Veens said...

Kind of spooky right. It is un-put-downable but still the story is not that great!

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