Friday, March 23, 2012

Lone Wolf

Jodi Picoult is one of my favorite authors and I always look forward to her books.  Sadly, this one was a disappointment.  Why?  I don't just doesn't have the word magic I know she is capable of.

The novel revolves around Luke Warren, a wolf expert.  He even abandoned his wife, children, and life to live in the wilds with wolves for over two years.

Now, though, he's lying in a hospital bed in a coma with severe, irreversible brain damage.  His estranged son, Edward, has flown home from Thailand to take charge against the wishes of his seventeen-year-old sister, Cara.

Honestly, I just didn't like the characters all that much.  Cara is pigheaded about her father and won't listen to reason.  Edward is impulsive but it doesn't ring true.

The wolf sections were interesting and I learned alot about wolves, that's for sure, but, really, the rest was a big disappointment.


Ryan said...

I have five or six Jodi Picoult books sitting on my shelves. Never once read her work. Do you recommend anything to start?

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Darlene said...

I have no desire to read her newer books. I've read all the older ones and loved them. Somewhere along the line they just lost it for me. Sorry this one was a dud for you. It's disappointing when it comes from an author you really like.

Anonymous said...

I've heard about this book on book clubs are reading it, I'm not sure if I will.

ktildon said...

i totally agree, the only way i managed not to ditch it in the middle was because i would listen to it on the way to work. i was so cery disappointed

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