Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Good Store, Bad Book
My main complaint is that it's not really a mystery or crime book. The crime happens at the end and it doesn't provide the majority of the action in the book. I was writing a more complicated and interesting book in my head while reading it. How could you not do more with the Nazi father? I also did not buy how evil the husband became. It was too big of a change. If you want to read about Iran my suggestion would be to pick up "Persepolis".
What this book did do is get me thinking about leaving a country, your home. It's going to be a mini-theme because the book I'm currently reading (to be revealed in the next post) is also about leaving your home. But I think it's different based on where you start. It's easy to say "leave Iran!" because there are much safer places to go. It would be hard to say what would get me to leave Chicago and if Chicago, or the United States, has it bad, due do government or quality of life - not a weather related event, would any other place be better? It made me think about "Suite Francaise" another book about leaving a major city (Paris) during war. Are country people better off because they are more self sufficient? Do they have more resources? Are the tables turned based on supply and demand?