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About Grace by Anthony Doerr
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Feb 07, 2012

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I had mixed feelings about this book. I cared about the sentences, not the characters. They just never came alive for me. The writing is gorgeous, particularly the passages about water in all its permutations--snowflakes, clouds, rain, puddles. I love the idea of a novel growing out of geography and climate, as this novel clearly does. I just don't think it drew me in as I expect a book to. The characters never felt like real people. The were caricatures for me. And I love Doerr's stories and his book about living in Rome for a year. Read the beginning, skimmed the middle when he leaves Sandy and Grace, and then read the last few chapters.
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TheGirlBytheSeaofCortez I thought it was beautifully written, Jane, but I didn't care much about the characters, either. I, too, love Doerr's short stories.

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