Book Review: Water for Elephants
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
This has been one of those big "buzz books", where everyone who reads it recommends it to another, then another, then another. When I was told by everyone (including trusty read-alike friend Nat) that I should read this, I grudgingly accepted it.
I mean...a novel about a circus? During the Great Depression?
And yet, from the very first page, I was engrossed, and found myself flying through the pages. Jacob is 90 (or 93), and the novel switches from present day to his recollections of working in a traveling train filled with circus animals, performers, bad men, beautiful women, drama and a very cunning elephant.
I can't describe this novel and do it any sort of justice, except to say that I was completely surprised and completely taken by this novel. What an amazing piece of fiction - highly recommended!
Scribbled by Marissa