i just finished a book. Water For Elephants was reccomended by my good friend Marci. as soon as she told me about how good it was i wrote the name of it and the author's name down in a place i COULDNT lose it, my arm. my arm seems to serve as a better notebook than my hand. if i use my hand as soon as i wash up, i lose my info, unless i write it with sharpie, then everyone i come in contact with for a week knows that i need cat food and kleenex . so i headed to Village Lights Bookstore downtown, where i have alot of used book credit.
they had it, and used at that. (although it appears a dog bit through the front cover, just one little set of teeth marks, no biggie)
when i finally got to start it (4 days later) i read until midnight! i love a book like that.
Water For Elephants is an amazing story of the main character's short term snap of insanity which led him down a road he never would have imagined, the road of the traveling circus.
as a story, riveting. there are a couple of vulgar scenes and at least one downright obscene depiction of the what we would now consider a stripper/prostitute working for the dollars of the men who would sneak around the back while their families watched the circus show, which gave me a feeling of the desperation of these people who would work the depression era circus.
i was amazed at the intellegence and the human like emotions of elephant, which i found out the author based on real stories of elephant antics.
so do you want to read it? post a comment, let me know. i will pick a winner on monday and send you my own dog bitten copy for your reading pleasure.