But the contents of a book review is about more than reading. It’s about the reviewer’s personal history and how it relates to the story. It’s about her mood at the time of the reading. If the book review is an assignment she didn’t want, her review reflects it. Likewise, if the author of the book-to-be-reviewed is a good friend. And if the book reviewer is a writer herself and is reviewing the competition? Oh boy. There’s an invitation for partisanship.
Archives for December 2012
Sandra Brown and I go way back. We started in the field of romance together, actually met at the first ever Romance Writers of America conference. We raised our kids, saw them marry and have their own kids at roughly the same time. Both straying from the romance genre, I entered the field of women’s fiction, while Sandra made her mark writing thrillers. Her novels are beautifully written, exquisitely plotted, and deeply sensual.
Low Pressure, her latest book, is no exception. I had the pleasure of hunkering down this weekend to read it, and while you know that I don’t do book reviews but simply tell you what I like, I gotta say I like this one. Where to begin?