Three mini-reviews: Where Water Comes Together With Other Water: Poems, Z for Zachariah, and Ethan Frome

wherewaterTitle: Where Water Comes Together with Other Water: Poems
Author: Raymond Carver
Genre: Poetry
Publisher: Vintage Books
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Source: Print copy from the public library.
First line: Where this floated up from, or why, I don’t know.
Mini-review: Poetry centered on people and their stories – some I loved, some were just okay. Will post a favorite soon.

zachariahTitle: Z for Zachariah
Author: Robert C. O’Brien
Genre: YA dystopian fiction
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Source: Print copy from the public library.
First line: I am afraid.
Mini-review: Excellent YA dystopian novel about a teenage girl who believes she is the only human left alive after a nuclear apocalypse. She finds out she isn’t. Is that a good thing, or not?

ethanfromeTitle: Ethan Frome
Author: Edith Wharton
Genre: Classic American fiction
Publisher: Penguin Classics and others
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Source: I read this online via DailyLit.
First line: I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story.
Mini-review: Another beautifully written, but heart-breaking, love story from a master of classic American literature.

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16 Responses to Three mini-reviews: Where Water Comes Together With Other Water: Poems, Z for Zachariah, and Ethan Frome

  1. JoAnn
    Twitter: lakesidemusing
    says:

    Ethan Frome is very different from the other Whartons I’ve read, but still wonderful.
    .-= JoAnn´s last blog ..Teaser Tuesdays – Wolf Hall =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      JoAnn – it was very different – and it took a while to get used to that, but I ended up liking it very much, in spite of how tragic it is.

  2. Sheila DeChantal
    Twitter: bookjourney
    says:

    Ethan Frome looks interesting.
    .-= Sheila DeChantal´s last blog ..Mrs. Claus Explains It All by Elsbeth Claus =-.

  3. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread
    says:

    Hmmm…Z is for Zachariah has the potential to be pretty scarey.
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Wroclaw # 7 =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Sandy – not really scary, but definitely menacing in parts. Very well done.

  4. robin of my two blessings
    Twitter: robnmccormack
    says:

    I have to get Z is for Zachariah – it sounds possible scary, spooky good. Thanks!
    .-= robin of my two blessings´s last blog ..Mind Voyages: Join me in the Red Room! =-.

  5. Kathy says:

    I remember my sister struggling through Ethan Frome when she was in high school, so I’ve avoided it like the plague. You’ve just made me re-think my reasoning.
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Wondrous Words Wednesday =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Kathy – I don’t think I would have liked it in high school, either – but I think you would like it.

  6. heidenkind says:

    I’m guessing find other humans isn’t a good thing? But at least she’s not lonely and bored.
    .-= heidenkind´s last blog ..My Year in Reading =-.

  7. I have a copy of Ethan Frome around here somewhere. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed it, Carrie.
    .-= Literary Feline´s last blog ..Review: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Wendy – it’s very different than Age of Innocence or House of Mirth, but I still thought it was excellent.

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