What we're reading

Karen, Rita, Ku and Prem occasionally muse on books they have just read

Thursday, June 08, 2006

The Mermaid Chair

I think I preferred The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, who wrote this. But there are some lovely moments in the Mermaid Chair - lovely 'painty' moments of colours and description of scenery and people and places.

Difficult to write anything about the plot without giving away the story. To stray or not to stray, that is the question. Add in a monastery, a trio of close friends of YaYa vein, and a woman's midlife crisis - and you're away. I did like the book. And do second fiction novels always have to live up to the first?