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What disappointed you about Silver Sparrow?
The story line was predictable and not interesting. I picked this book because I really enjoyed her first book, Leaving Atlanta. However, I was so very disappointed this time around.
What do you think your next listen will be?
Something else from my already stocked library!
How did the narrator detract from the book?
No real problem with the narrator
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Silver Sparrow?
Everything after the Grandmother died or at least from the big party
Any additional comments?
Maybe Tayari can go back, review her Leaving Atlanta story, and write like that again!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
3.75 stars. This book had been on my too read list for some time now so I was glad that an online book club chose it for January. I liked this book better than the authors other work Leaving Atlanta. I found myself unable to put the book down after a while and finished it in less than two days.
I try not to read too many reviews and synopsis so that I can go in with a clear head and draw my own opinions. I did notice however that some of reviews said the work was unfinished or the author seemed to not know how to wrap it up etc. As I was reading it I kept thinking what were people talking about this seems pretty complete and then I got to the end and epilogue and was like, HUH?!?!?!? I got it then and agree wholeheartedly. The book wasn't even wrapped up or concluded it seemed to end mid-sentence/thought. So I thought Ok the epilogue will complete it, but still no. That didn't do much more. Is there an author interview somewhere that explains the reason for this?
Outside of the ending, the book was good. I thought the two person perspective via the daughters helped bring a different level of emotion to the story especially for Dana's character. I appreciated the author giving us a kind of start to present view into both sets of lives so we could better understand certain decisions and actions. I actually wished we could have known Dana's thoughts during part 2. I wanted to know what finally prompted her to really befriend her sister and tell her she loved her. What was she thinking when she was in their house and having the conversation in the salon with Laverne. How terrified she was in that scene at the gas station when she was held up in the bathroom.
I think uncle Rolley was very interesting also and I would have been curious to understand some of his inner turmoil more.
All in all a solid read except for the ending.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful