Thursday, March 27, 2008

RUN by Ann Patchett

I'm a little behind on my reading since I have been working on setting up the nursery for baby. However, I finally finished RUN by Ann Patchett. I had heard good things about this book so I was anxious to read it. The story takes place over a
48-hour period when the lives of one family are changed forever after an accident on a snowy evening.

The book isn't long but I found it took me forever to finish it. I just wasn't engaged by the story or the characters. I'm not sure why. Perhaps it was the fact that the events were condensed over such a short period. I also wasn't sure why some of the plot points were included. They seemed unnecessary. It wasn't entirely clear to me what the writer was attempting to accomplish or get across. The book is fairly well-written but definitely not one of my favorites.


Literary Feline said...

The premise sounds quite interesting at least. I am sorry you weren't thrilled with it. I haven't yet read anything by this author, but I have a couple of her books in my TBR collection (not this one though).

Purl said...

I love Ann Patchett, but I was really disappointed in Run. The characters were flat. Have you read On Beauty, her memoir of her friendship with Lucy Greeley (who wrote Autobiography of a Face)?