Ketan Chavan Chavan itibaren 442 73 Glöskär, İsveç
Started reading this before I realized it was the last book in a series. I couldn't get really into it or interested in the main character. So I've put it on pause until I can read the others in the series. Which may be never.
The basic story is riveting, but I did not enjoy the writing at all. The gist: Woman loses her family in a shipwreck, but she beats amazing odds to survive. It was written by a radiologist and boy can you tell. At times, I thought it was endearing to hear the story through a friend's voice, but ultimately we got less close to the subject because of it. She dwelled on meaningless details and blew past (or omitted) meaningful ones. Normally I'd shrug my shoulders, but I got increasingly annoyed because what happened was so amazing and I felt like I was missing out on such a great story because she wasn't telling it well. This could have been an amazing nonfiction narrative. I actually stopped reading and rewrote one scene that had a lot of decent details but used poorly, just because it hurt to read. My breaking point: When the author started blathering about where she was on 9/11. I would have saved my breaking point if I knew a short bit later she'd write about writing the book. Every time the author injected herself into the story, it was absolutely terrible. It never showed her passion or emotion toward the situation, which is the only thing I might have cared about from her. All in all, I'm still glad I read it because what happened to the main character was so crazy. However, I wish someone else had written this book.