Saturday, December 10, 2005

The Bomber - concluded

I just finished the book on tape "The Bomber" - and really enjoyed it. I thought it was going to be your typical crime/adventure novel but I think it ended up being a bit more.

My first thought when I finished the book was that of pride. I had managed to figure out who the bomber was before the author came out and told the reader.

But, once I thought about the story some more I realized a couple of things. First, the story was an excellent tale of how people can start at same place in life, and exerience similar circumstances - yet have totally different outcomes based on fairly small details.

Second, I realized that there many details of the book which I had yet to truly understand. There is a small story that is told in-between the chapters of the main story. Which character wrote this text? What was the point of this text? And why did the main character behave the way she did during the epilogue?

So, it turns out, I didn't have it all figured out. Which means the author did indeed do her job.

This book is definitely worth a read (or listen). As a bonus, you'll get to learn about Sweden and have a craving for Glog when you are done.

I give this book a rating of 8.5/10 for just being an enjoyable book.


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