Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Book Club - May

House of Sand and Fog
In this riveting novel of almost unbearable suspense, three fragile yet determined people become dangerously entangled in a relentlessly escalating crisis. Colonel Behrani, once a wealthy man in Iran, is now a struggling immigrant willing to bet everything he has to restore his family's dignity. Kathy Nicolo is a troubled young woman whose house is all she has left, and who refuses to let her hard-won stability slip away from her. Sheriff Lester Burdon, a married man who finds himself falling in love with Kathy, becomes obsessed with helping her fight for justice.

Drawn by their competing desires to the same small house in the California hills and doomed by their tragic inability to understand one another, the three converge in an explosive collision course. Combining unadorned realism with profound empathy, House of Sand and Fog marks the arrival of a major new voice in American fiction.

I thought this was a good book and the ending kind of surprised me.  Nothing too major happens in the book until the last 100 pages and then so much happens.  The book is a little depressing and really makes you think about what people will do when it comes to a house and money.  I thought the writing style was good and it was easy to differentiate when I was reading from a different character's point of view.  Not sure I really truly liked any of the characters since they all had some faults.  There's really no good guys or bad guys in this story.

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