February 16, 2013

White Dog Fell From the Sky by Eleanor Morse



White Dog Fell From the Sky by Eleanor Morse
Publisher: Viking
Publication Date: January 2013
Categories: South Africa, Apartheid, Literary
Source: Library

Description:
In apartheid South Africa in 1976, medical student Isaac Muthethe is forced to flee his country after witnessing a friend murdered by white members of the South African Defense Force. He is smuggled into Botswana, where he is hired as a gardener by a young American woman, Alice Mendelssohn, who has abandoned her Ph.D. studies to follow her husband to Africa. When Isaac goes missing and Alice goes searching for him, what she finds will change her life and inextricably bind her to this sunburned, beautiful land.

Like the African terrain that Alice loves, Morse’s novel is alternately austere and lush, spare and lyrical. She is a writer of great and wide-ranging gifts.


My Thoughts:

First of all I have to thank Belle for recommending this book. It was stunning and intense and WOW! The only way to describe my thoughts and feelings about this book? Gifs baby!






In short? READ THIS BOOK.


16 comments:

  1. Oh, Yay! I thought of you most of the way through the book thinking it was just your sort of book.

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    1. I love that you know my style! It was amazing, for real. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  2. Sounds fantastic, and I like the use of gifs to share your emotions while reading :)

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  3. Sounds like my kind of book. :-)

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  4. SO intense! Although the first gif reminded me of The Ring. NOT a good thing. I really should read more South African books...

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    1. I don't read enough books set in Africa either, if you ask me. I was so glad to read this one :)

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  5. Images speak louder than words, well, in this case (can't say always, we ultimately blog about writing after all).

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    1. You're right, sometimes they really do :)

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  6. What a review! :)))
    But you made me feel interested in the book!!

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    1. That's my job, lol. ;) Seriously though? GREAT read!

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    1. I'm glad to hear it, lol. Seriously, this book is fantastic!!

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  8. Awesome! I've been so curious about this one. I really want to read it.

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    1. I hope you do Jennifer, it's so so good!

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