This will be the last Dan Brown novel I will read. It just seemed silly to me.
Many Americans take their life for granted. We wave the flag and demand our rights, without understanding how we achieved these rights and the bounty of this country. Furthermore, we fail to understand how other countries or cultures came to be the way they are. Moaveni gives us an opportunity to move beyond the 30 second sound bite of the 6 o'clock news and helps us learn about the political and social make-up of Iran. If you are looking for a love story - don't bother reading this book.
Kingsolver is a skilled artist at weaving words together into a story with texture and color. I always feel enriched after reading one of her novels. The plot doesn't have to be about romance or mystery or history or fantasy. The story doesn't have to have a happy ending or tie up all the loose ends. It just has to connect with the human experience. Kingsolver knows how to connect.
Sandra Dallas is an engaging storyteller. Her novel "Tallgrass" was a good story with some important messages within. Prayers for Sale just seemed to be a collection of short stories, later strung together into a book, but with no unifying message for the reader. The Narrator's presentation was irritating to listen to.
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