I added this nifty Book Club tab to my navigation panel, anticipating writing book reviews (with some frequency). What I realize now is that it’s actually not that easy to write a review.
Do you include a synopsis? How much is too much? Is there a system for rating, or just my random opinions.
None the less, I really miss sharing books with my friends and family. I especially miss having somewhat meaningful and insightful discussions about them, even if casually. So, here we go:
I just finished reading The Dovekeepers, by Alice Hoffman.
It is set in Ancient Israel, and tells the tale of the Jewish resistance during the Roman siege of Masada. It is told through the eyes of four women; heroines with their own sad, inspiring, and mystical stories.
The Dovekeepers reminds me of one of my favorite books, The Red Tent, by Anita Diamont. I suppose it’s the ancient desert setting, and the focus on the lives of the women.
My complaint would be the length of the novel. I found myself wondering when it would end, even though I was enjoying it. It also takes a long time to learn how the lives of these women are really connected.
My rating -
Did you read The Dovekeepers? What did you think? Have another book you would like me to review? Let me know!