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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
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Mar 26, 09

it was ok
Read in March, 2009

I was disappointed in this book because it came so highly recommended. I thought it did a good job of describing the depression-era circus lifestyle which the author is clearly very interested in. Beyond that I felt she didn't build realistic relationships between the characters whatsoever. The dialogue was weak at times as well.

I think the descriptions of the circus menagerie itself left a lot to be desired as it was hard to believe there were actual animals taking part in this story.

I don't regret reading it, but I just wanted and expected more.

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