Twitter Tumblr FlickrFacebookContact me
This Month Previous Articles Author Title Source Age Genre Series Format Inclusivity LGBTA Portfolio

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8

Comments for A Chance to See Egypt

A Chance to See EgyptA Chance to See Egypt: 10/31/06

The blurb from the New York Times on the back of book claims the story is "deeply moving and [a] stunning exploration of the mysterious ways in which faith and love can heal the human heart." I found it an overly earnest and schmaltzy book that left me wanting to read a Shakespearian tragedy just to balance things out.

Even the sad events in the story are treated with mirth. Everything is a life lesson. Everyone comes away from their own particular bad bit of luck (be it the death of a spouse or living in poverty) a stronger and happier person. Characters easily find love. Characters easily move on. No one has to struggle in this book. What is the point?

Here is my BookCrossing review:

A group of characters come together through a variety of circumstances to a little village in Mexico where they find happiness, new friendships and their muse. It's just so heartwarming that I'm gagging on its saccharine goodness.

| | |

Permalink


Name:
Email (won't be posted):
Blog URL:
Comment: