Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Of Bees and Mist

Sometimes a book lands on my to read list and gets stuck there for a while.  For one of many reasons, life being too busy, lack of time, I need to finish the book club book first (which I haven't yet...and we meet tomorrow....crappers!), not available at the library, etc.  There are times when a book has been on my list so long I can't really remember why I wanted to read it in the first place.  Of Bees and Mist apparently is one of those.  I was so excited the day I found it on the library shelf.  But as I got farther in the book I started to wonder why the heck I had wanted to read it in the first place.

So I went back and looked for a summary online.  Of Bees and Mist doesn't have a wiki page yet (I was bummed to find out).  If I had to describe it in a sentence or two I would call it a cautionary tale of scorned spouses, difficult-delivery babies, and conniving mother-in-laws.

There are more twists and turns in the plot than any book I've read in some time.  I found myself rushing to finish because I was doing a horrible job of predicting what was going to happen next.  I usually have the ending figured out before I finish a book.  Not this one.  If you are looking for not-your-average-story this might be a good one for you.

All while reading Of Bees and Mist, I was sure that it would end up on my did not like list.  But after having finished it and a day or two passed and I had some time to mull the entire story over, I found I really did enjoy it.  It kept my attention the whole time, the characters are one I will not forget, and I enjoyed the ending.

You should read it now, and we can discuss what you think about it.

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