Thursday, April 24, 2008
I bought this book the same week I heard that it had won the Pulizter Prize. I really enjoyed reading it, and might consider it in the future as a summer reading book for AP English. It reminded me of a cross between One Hundred Years of Solitude and Sherman Alexie's Flight. My only other Dominican reading has been Julia Alvarez, and In the Time of the Butterflies is good background for the political climate of the novel.
Friday, April 18, 2008
I was interested in reading this book back when it first came out, but when I saw that it had been made into a movie, I had to read the book before seeing the movie. I'm glad I did. What a tragic story, beautifully told.