Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Review: The Summer of the Bear

The Summer of the Bear The Summer of the Bear by Bella Pollen
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Had it been 100 pages shorter, it'd have been a real engaging read; as it is, superfluous characters and irrelevant incidents mar the flow and make the book such a drag that finally I just wanted it to end. The younger daughter's rebellion was also a bit difficult to understand. What did she have a grudge against?


First Line: It was the smell that drove him wild.

First Published: 2010

Source: Bought it at Delhi Book Fair, 2016

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  1. So many books are like that, Neeru.. They could benefit from a good, solid editing. Still, it sounds as though there's the making of a strong story here.

    1. The story would have been more powerful, Margot,had it (as you said) been edited solidly. As it is, it tends to drag.

  2. I might enjoy this book if it was shorter. For some reason as I get older, I have a hard time starting long books.

    1. Same here, Tracy. That's why I loved the Holly Roth books that I read recently - shorter than 200 pages. Lovely.