I’ve already finished the book and my review posts soon but here is my midway check-in without any spoilers so I can be a good read-alonger and not be called a cheater cheater! Trish, just poking fun at ya.
1. How is The Sparrow matching up with your expectations going into the book? Are you surprised by anything?
I had no expectations going into this book and actually knew very little about the story but I must say, it took a me a very long time to get into the story. From everyone’s comments, I expected to be pulled in a little quicker.
2. Do you feel the switching back and forth between past and present to be effective?
I am not a fan of jumping back and forth between past and present but I do feel it worked for this book. It felt a little cheater-ish to know up-front that something horrible happened and then not be told what for a very long time, but it did increase the suspense factor quite a bit by doing it this way.
3. Which characters do you want to hug and squeeze? Any you’d like to strangle?
I liked Anna and George a lot but I tired of Sofia and her uptight ways. I also did not care all that much for Emilio.
4. Any other thoughts?
It was written some time ago but not all that long ago. I thought it was written in the 80s. I was way off there. It was written in ’96 and has a sequel, Children of God.
I can’t say too much more without giving stuff away so I’ll stop here. I can’t wait for the others to finish so I can discuss it with them. The ending. Oh, the ending. Gotta discuss it.