Saturday, October 23, 2010
Anna Maschmeyer has reviewed <span>Water for Elephants: A Novel</span>: " I loved the parallel stories: Jacob at "90 or 93" and Jacob as a young man. The end of life is heartrendingly portrayed. I've only been to the circus once and it wasn't even in a tent, but I have always loved stories about the circus. The view of the depression from a circus performer's eyes was interesting and the way the troupe treated mental illness was very interesting to me too. The book is an entertaining read. I'll probably read it again at some point and I will recommend it to others."