Saturday’s Book: “The Swan Thieves” by Elizabeth Kostova

Running a bit late, but it’s never too late to discuss a book!

Season’s Greetings! (I took this one!)

I can’t help thinking that this would be the right book to read on the plane to the conference in Liverpool (assuming I get that long sought-after document of approval!). Engrossing and easy to read, lets you feel as if you were somewhere else for a while. Easy to read except for the print, that is. I know I’m beginning to sound like my mother, but without Baiba’s recommendation I wouldn’t have looked twice at a 564 page paper back book with such tiny print! That’s what friends are for, right?

The book is written in a very visual manner. It’s as if the author was trying to paint with words. Hasn’t anyone made a movie of the book? It seems perfect for Hollywood.  I think that is both its advantage and disadvantage. The only bone I have to pick with the author is some parts don’t seem to be the way people actually talk, even if that is the way they think, which isn’t quite the same.

Still have half a book to go! Looking forward to it!

2 thoughts on “Saturday’s Book: “The Swan Thieves” by Elizabeth Kostova”

  1. Hi Naomi,
    I know what you mean by tiny print, it can be a pain. But I happened to buy the book of 615 pages and did not experience any inconvenience! So it’s a matter of coming across the right book… I hope it does not influence your impression.

    1. Baiba,
      I might not have borrowed the book from the library because of the tiny print, but NOW I certainly don’t intend to stop reading!

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