Dear fellow readers,
Obviously my promise to get back to you about The House at
was a ruse – or I just didn’t get around to it!
Your choice! Sugar Beach
Let’s get on with the Sandcastle Girls review by Chris Bohjalian. Bohjalian never loses a chance to get into my psyche and teach and twist me into learning something new. He never disappoints me – challenges my preconceived notions but does not disappoint.
First let me say I was ignorant to the Armenian Holocaust. Somewhere in my brain I know that people are cruel, dictators are heartless, and ethnic people have been persecuted from the time of humanity’s beginning. However, history has never been brought to me doorstep as harshly as in the Sandcastle Girls.
Ethnic cleansing – YIKES! To rid the world of a people because of ‘anything’ is totally beyond my comprehension. Jew, Christian, Muslim, Armenian, Russian, Indian, male, female, Downs Syndrome, Genius, one legged, six toed – I could go on and on with the people we could annihilate for the sake of ‘cleansing’. So I am told that I speak from an American idea that we are better as a mixing pot of all peoples.
So, how many of you read this book of the month? What did you think???
PS: I hope you will enjoy the entries of Murray Rider and hope you don’t mind me taking a month off.