booking through thursday

what, in your opinion, is the best book that you haven't liked?

The absolute best book that I've read in the past year, and ended up not liking, was Midwives by Chris Bohjalian.  The prose was mind-blowing.  The story was so well-told, and really interesting to boot.  I even came away from this book thinking that maybe, just maybe, I would consider a home birth if I ever had kids.  It was gentle, subtle, dramatic, and incredibly moving - and had some touches of To Kill a Mockingbird, my very favorite book of all time.  I will always remember Midwives.  

I loved it to the very end.  the very last paragraph of the very last page.  I wish I hadn't read it, because that last page spoiled the entire story for me.  I'm still bothered by it.  And I will probably never read that wonderful, delicious book again, because of that last page.

If you are a novel reader, I highly recommend Midwives to you.  And you can decide for yourself.


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