Book Reviews of In the Name of Salome

In the Name of Salome
In the Name of Salome
Author: Julia Alvarez
ISBN-13: 9780452282438
ISBN-10: 0452282438
Pages: 357
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Plume Books
Book Type: Paperback
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A fascinating look into the life of the national poet of a troubled country, and the daughter of that poet coming to terms with her mother's life years after the mother's death.
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Lovely novel, goes back and forth between US and Dominician Republic and Cuba.
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I idid not care for this book. I very rarely give up on a book but after 123 pages I just couldn't care less. I didn't even care enough to skip to the end to find out how the story ended. Camilla was one dimensional and self absorbed. Not very likable at all. Salome was more interesting and likable but I felt her character was idolized. I did not care for how the author presented the story chronologically. It was hard to follow and confusing.

I was amazed since this book was so well reviewed. It was a book club selection. I was embarrassed to go to the meeting and admit I could not finish the book. I was not alone -- out of 8 people, only 2 finished the book.