Friday, April 24, 2009
The Garden of Last Days
I didn't like this book. I didn't hate it either, but it was just a disappointment. I loved The House of Sand and Fog, and was really excited when I saw this one at the library, but it just didn't live up.
The thing I liked about Sand and Fog was the way he told the story from both characters points of view, and the way he expressed The Colonels voice with the Iranian accent. He had a similar character in this book who was Arab,but it felt old to me, like since it worked so well with the other book, why not do it it with this one too?
This book just didn't feel authentic to me. It was mildly entertaining, but I found I was skimming towards the end just to get through it.