Thursday, March 5, 2009

book review

Between, Georgia Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
I have not actually "read" any of Joshilyn Jackson's books, I listened to them all on CD, all read by the author. I adored them.

I can't wait to go back and read the text version of these books, but somehow I know it won't compare. Jackson is an excellent storyteller, but her real strength is in her characters. The characters she writes are so real and so very very well crafted you can picture them in your head and hear every word they say, see every small movement. It's amazing what this woman does with words. Listening to her read is what really lends weight to the characters...the southern drawl to her voice puts you in the place and time that these stories take place. I can't wait for her next book!

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FYI: this review came from Goodreads, my new favorite website. Other books by Joshilyn Jackson include Gods in Alabama and The Girl who Stopped Swimming. listen to them if you can, but they would still be good in print.

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