Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult

Is life what you know it to be? Are there reasons in the past that affect your current behaviours? Who do you trust most? Why? What would it take for that trust to be taken away? Della lives in New Hampshire with her father and her young daughter. She works in special rescues with her bloodhound. She has a longtime best friend and is engaged to her daughter's father. Everything should be great for Della. Execpt that one day it isn't. One day the police come knocking on her door and everything is not what she thought it was. Once again, Jodi Picoult seemlessly writes this tale from a variety of perspectives. It has so many twists and turns tha you think you would get lost along the way, but you don't. Very well written.

1 comment:

Luxembourg said...

Picoult is a wonderful writer and the basic story is a good one. I'm still trying to figure out, though, why she thought it was necessary to elaborate on the prison scenes and the Indian tribe history and rituals to the extent she did. These detailed sidebars take the reader on irritating detours from the story. Also, Dee is one of the most self absorbed women I've ever read about. She kept both of her dearest friends as emotional hostages.