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Friday, January 4, 2013
Here's the Mail, It Never Fails
I was so excited when I first started hearing the hype about this book. Then I was so excited when I finally purchased it. But then I let it see on my shelf unread for over year. And now that I've finally read it, I'm not sure the wait was worth it.
I wanted to love this book. Even though I didn't know a lot about it going it, I still had a good feeling. And I love the cover. But it just didn't work for me. I didn't really get into this book until about half way through, and looking back I can't believe there were so many pages in the first half when it felt like nothing really happened.
Even so, there were still parts I enjoyed. I really liked Frankie's story of being on the trains in Europe getting the stories of all the Jews who were trying to find safety. But unfortunately that was just a small aspect of the overall story. I did also like the idea of the story of the Iris, the postmistress, although I don't think it was executed well.
This is definitely one where I had high expectations where they were no where near. I think knowing how much I wanted to love this, I'm a little harsher than I would have been otherwise, but it just didn't work for me.
Today I'm linking up with Blonde Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday!