Thursday, August 7, 2008

Weighty Stuff




I appreciate a book that is both entertaining and informative. Blogcritics sent my way The Forbidden Daughter by Shobhan Bantwal, a novel centered on the issue of gender selective abortion in India. Though the characters could have used further development and the prose a little smoothing, overall it was a good introduction to a very serious issue. My review on it is here.

4 comments:

Melanie said...

"a good plane book with little substance" eh? Sounds like one I want to read ... after the other 100 of those on my list.

That's too bad the characters weren't developed better. Sounds like it could have been very interesting.

Melanie said...

OK - I have to revise my last comment. I was just reading your review to Brian, and I realized you said "a good plane book with A little substance." That makes more sense: I thought "with little substance" was pretty harsh after your commendation of the book.

Valerie said...

Ooh. Good review. Tactfully done. You manage to praise the topic without dealing a crushing blow to an amateur author. I'll read it in a plane.
Mel- your comment made me laugh

Deanna said...

A plane book as opposed to a plain book? :o) Good review. Now I'm curious who published it, so will research...