Saturday, January 9, 2010

Can You Figure out the Murderer?

Colleen, my book recommendation for you is Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.

See if you can figure out who the murderer is. I think the book tricks you into thinking it's one person the entire time because it starts with the murder scene. Only until the very end do you find out who got vengence and really committed the crime. But...I bet you won't think it's such a big crime by the end of the book. In fact, you'll root for the murder to happen.

I think this book is also good commentary on animal cruelty and how animals are truly at the mercy of human beings in still so many ways. It made me sad but I was so glad to have read the book anyway.


  1. I read this book right after you did (remember you were reading it at our house before we left for wine country?). I really enjoyed this book; my heart broke for the elephant.

    I'm reading "The Lovely Bones" right now; it's a great book! Send me more recommendations!


  2. Oooh, sorry, Colleen. I forgot. Ok, my next recommendation for your is American Wife. I'll write a separate posting for you about it this week.