Review: The Persimmon Tree

22 Nov

The Persimmon TreeThe Persimmon Tree by Bryce Courtenay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book has actually been sitting on my TBR shelf for about a year and a half now, so I figured it was about time to read it (plus there was the incentive that it fit into a challenge category here on Goodreads). I found it to be a typical Bryce Courtenay book, lots of vivid detail that makes you feel like you are experiencing both Nick and Anna’s time during the way without leaving your bedroom. Although, it was a bit disconcerting when he used the vocal speech of Kevin Judge (who is a "Yank"), but you couldn’t really place where in the US he was from, if I recall it was Chicago, but this stylistic technique is also used by him in other books, so it wasn’t as disconcerting this time. My other complaint is that the book just seemed to end…I know that there is a sequel to it, but the ending here was just weak (without going into any spoilers). I would recommend it, however, I say have the sequel on hand and ready to read, so that can see what happens to Anna and Nick. I have to wait to get my hands on a copy.

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Posted by on November 22, 2010 in Book Review


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