"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart

This book was a nice change from the norm. I enjoyed the bizarre and witty story line and I always love British authors.  What I loved most about this author was her uncanny ability to amuse in one breath and wrench your heart in the next. This book is about love in all of its forms and stages. The love of a widow, a parent, a long-married couple. The loneliness of a single, the thrill of a new relationship, the attachment to a family pet. Every type of scenario fostered by the heart makes an appearance and then the characters are brilliantly woven together using the readers laughter and tears to connect them with the thread of their common residence and veritable humanity.
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