Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Books read in 2011: No. 27 - The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

The Physick Book of Deliverance Daneby Katherine Howe

Started: May 31
Finished: June 6

Notes: I bought this one for the wife recently as she'd been wanting to read it for a year or so. It deals with a modern woman who discovers she has some relation to the Salem Witch Trials. I'm not sure if this book will be a historical mystery, paranormal fiction or something else, but it sounded interesting. The wife hasn't gotten to this novel yet, but I figured I'd give it a go while she's busy with other things.

Mini review: A pretty good read. I felt it was a little wordy. Just a little. Could've lost 50 or so pages I wouldn't have missed much. Somewhat predictable, but not completely so. The history was interesting, though I already knew the basics. The story itself was probably the most predictable part, but still, not so much as to ruin the book for me. I'd give this author another chance, and I've heard she's working on her next novel.

1 comment:

Canada said...

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane has a lot of appeal for a variety of readers. It is also a gripping story with a very interesting plot. (At times Connie is a bit too stiff and analytical, but as the book moves forward she does evolve.) The story follows not only Connie's story but also Deliverance Dane and her descendants in interludes that mirror Connie's research about the book and shed some light on the women who passed it down from generation to generation.