Sunday, March 28, 2010

Secrets of a Fire King

I recently finished Secrets of a Fire King by Kim Edwards. 

I'm going to be honest. I did not particularly enjoy this book. I did not enjoy it just wasn't interesting. It COULD have been very interesting. It COULD have been endlessly interesting. But, it was not.

This book is a seiries of disconnected short stories, stories of interesting people in interesting relationships. A fire eater, Marie Curie, an American Man and his immigrant bride...It has the potential. I understand the concept too. This book is really about the vagaries of love. Of how we love people, and of how that love is bendable, how that love is flexible. This is a story of how real love is. And in a way, that's a beautiful message. But was just poorly executed. 

To be frank, I just wasn't that impressed.

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