Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunday Salon






Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult



I woke up about 7 this morning and sat and finished this book. While not my favorite of hers, I really enjoyed it and my laundry just had to wait until I was done.


I like how she tells the story from different points of view and how each character has his or her own distinctive voice. Even five-year-old Nathaniel sounds like a kid. The guys are guys and the females think like women. She really is so talented.


I also love her writing style. It is so poetic and that is my first love. Her metaphors and similes are brilliant. They make the story so much easier to picture.


I read my first Picoult last summer and have a few more to go before I get caught up. That will be a sad day, indeed!


9 comments:

Table Talk said...

I've found that I need to leave quite a space between Picoult novels solely because they do all work in the same way. If you try that they will last a lot longer. My favourite is 'Plain Truth'. have you read that one yet?

Literary Feline said...

I haven't yet read this one, but I have read a few of Jodi Picoult's other books. I enjoyed each of them. I especially like how the author tackles difficult topics and presents different sides to the issues.

Mrs. B. said...

I love Picoult. But, like Table Talk said, I like to leave a good gap between her novels. They always leave me a bit shaken and I like to calm down a bit before the next. ;)
Salem Falls and The Plain Truth are my all time favorites. Have you read those?

Mrs S said...

I agree with Table Talk about the novels being written in a similar way - I'm up to date on them all and have just started Nineteen Minutes which I am really enjoying. I like the way Picoult throws in the voices of so many characters yet you come to know who is who and it's never confusing. I'm pretty sure the lawyer in this one has been in one of the others too.

I really enjoyed Plain truth but think my favourite so far is My sister's keeper. It had me in tears. I lent my copy to a friend and her dog ate it - so I just had to buy another copy as I know I'll want to read it again.

oakling said...

This sounds wonderful! It's great synchronicity because I had never heard of her before and today I've seen at least two rapturous mentions of her work in Sunday Salon. I'd better get my butt over to the library and check her out! (ha)

Aw, you don't have name/url commenting. I am going to be scandalous and put my url in, then, because I do not have a blogger account no matter how much google insists that I do. If I had hosted my blog at wordpress.com I could just log in there... instead you have to walk all the way over to facingabuse.com if you want to see me! I blame spammers.

Cheryl said...

My first Picoult novel was My Sister's Keeper. What a moving book.

Nice blog. I started mine not too long ago too http://cherylsbooknook.blogspot.com/

StuckInABook said...

Popping by to say congrats, you won the sketch on my blog! Email me your address, and I'll get it in the post.


I've read no Picoult... yet...

J. Kaye Oldner said...

I'm with TT. If I can spread out Jody P.'s books, they are all fantastic. Read them back to back and it all starts sounding my formula writing.

gautami tripathy said...

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Linking here:

Perfect Match