TLC Blog Tour&Review: When God Was A Rabbit by Sarah Winman

Posted 25 May, 2011 by Molly in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

About the Book:
This is a book about a brother and a sister. It’s a book about best friends, the secrets forged in childhood, and starting over; about triumph and tragedy, and everything in between. More than anything, it’s a book about love in all its forms.

In a remarkably honest and confident voice, Sarah Winman has written the story of a memorable young heroine, Elly, and her loss of innocence—a magical portrait of the pull and power of a fabulous but flawed family and the ordinary and extraordinary events that shape their everyday lives. Beginning in 1968 and spanning four decades, from Essex and Cornwall to the streets of New York, When God Was a Rabbit follows the bond of love and secrets between Elly and her brother, Joe—and the increasing concern Elly feels for her spirited best friend, her soul mate, who has secrets of her own. With its wit and sparkle, its engaging, sometimes dark portrayal of eccentricity, and its themes of memory and identity, When God Was a Rabbit is a love letter to true friendship and the unbreakable bond of fraternal love.

Funny, poignant, joyous, and utterly compelling, When God Was a Rabbit heralds the start of a remarkable literary career from an extraordinary new voice in fiction.

About the Author:

Sarah Winman is an actress who attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and has gone on to act in theater, film, and on television. When God was a Rabbit is her debut novel. She lives in London.

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My Review:
I am really disappointed with this book. I was excited to read this for the tour after reading about it. It sounded really good. Sadly, it didn’t live up to what the book sounds like from the blurbs. I can’t really pin point one exact thing that I didn’t like about it. It all just sort of ran together for me and the characters were bland. I would have loved to have seen a lot more complexity to the plot line and more personality to the characters. Personally, I don’t think that I can go back and try to read this 3 star novel again. That being said, however, I do encourage others to read this book. My tastes vary and are often different from other people, so while I disliked this novel, there are those out there who will love it. Please, give this novel a try. I will, in the future, try another book by Sarah Winman as she does show an obvious talent for writing, this book just didn’t flow with my personal tastes.

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*This book was provided for review by the publisher and TLC Book Tours*

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