Book Review of Bloodroot

Author: Amy Greene
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 10

Life's too short. I don't care how beautiful the prose (and it was lovely), how accurate the dialect (very accurate), or even the artistic value of the novel as a whole. After the first 50 pages, I just didn't want to read any more, and that was a good enough reason to stop.

Possibly the biggest contributing issue was the structure: it's the story of a girl named Myra, told from multiple viewpoints, starting with alternating narratives from the grandmother and a childhood friend. Both of these narrators ramble a good bit, so that by the 50th page (almost to the end of their turns as narrator) I knew very little about the subject character, and a whole lot about Doug wanting to poison a horse.

Oh, did I mention poisoning a horse? NOT - HELPING.