Monday, January 3, 2011
Book Review #2 - 2011
The first 20 or so pages of this book didn't grab me at all. In fact, I almost didn't pick it back up. Boy, I am glad I did! I read the rest of the book in one day.
I felt like I was in Iceland. I could envision the landscapes and the people. That's quite a feat, as I know next to nothing about Iceland. The author threw in bits about the Icelandic language that were just fascinating. My husband loves Norse Mythology (he even has an Odin inspired tattoo), so I appreciated the mythology that was touched on as well.
The author described the ups and downs of mental illness to a tee. Her writing overall is beautiful and lyrical. I can't wait to see what Christina Sunley does next!