Monday, December 1, 2008

The Writing Class - By Jincy Willett

I saw this book sitting on one of the tables at Hastings, and it caught my eye. I wrote it down in my little book of stuff to remember and buy cheaper off the internet later when I have some cash. I found it at McKay's (or Mr.K's if you're Patti and from Oak Ridge). Luckily Angela wanted to read it to..so it's December's book. I started a bit early b/c I've been on a reading kick lately.

I liked it! I had no idea who did it until near the end. There was only a few sentences that gave it away for me. Way to hide it Jincy! Made me want to take a creative writing class but without the whole murder part. I liked how the author wrote short stories from different writers. I've never sat and tried to write like someone else, and I wonder..if someone were to try and write like me, how would they write?

Pick this book up if you like mysteries, writing and don't mind a longer book. Takes a while to read, but it keeps moving. You're never bored. I definitely spent half my Thanksgiving holiday reading this.

2 comments:

angelcakes said...

Dang you read fast! I am glad you posted because I kind of forgot what the December pick was....oops. But now I know so I can get it, too, and read it before the year's end. I'm glad it's good. Now I am excited about it.

angelcakes said...

I picked up your copy, Heather, at McKay's after you turned it in. I'm bringing it back to McKay's tomorrow since I FINALLY finished it. It took me way too long to finish reading. I couldn't get through the middle easily. I tried and tried, and I just got bored for a while. I had to put it down for a couple weeks and come back to it. I don't know why I got bored because the book wasn't boring, it was just a little confusing and weird at times with all the different characters and stories within the story.

I liked it. It was kind of creepy. I could picture Amy all alone in her house with her dog so perfectly. I love the dog's name, Alphonse.

Carla had to be the most annoying character, but I liked her the best because she was so nuts over Amy and everything about Amy. It was sweet in a crazy kind of way. And I never actually suspected her of being the Sniper...it would be too obvious. So that made it easier for me to like her.

The reveal at the end was very good, and I like how the Sniper worked out her alone time with Amy. Very clever indeed.

Aside from the whole mystery, I really like how Amy transformed into a more social being and wasn't as closed off from the world at the end. That made me happy for her.

I wasn't sure I would like this book when I started, but I'm glad I read it.