04 February 2011

Water For Elephants ~ Sara Gruen

Yet another NYT Bestseller ... I’ve have got to stop trusting that list!

There is little to stretch the imagination or enrich your vocabulary but the historical background was well researched and was interesting.

The story is set in a travelling circus during the depression. The love story is simply an upgraded Barbara Cartland. It has been made into a movie ... and while I didn’t think much of the book, I wouldn’t mind seeing the movie as I am sure it would make a great period piece.

Not a keeper but it was a quick read.