Book Review: Serena

Serena: A NovelSerena: A Novel by Ron Rash

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is one of the few books that I’ve read and enjoyed, all the while hating the protagonists. It was a great story, even if I just couldn’t get behind the main characters (Serena, duh, and her husband Pemberton) and their land-raping, ruthless ways.

The last couple of pages were a little anti-climatic (too deus ex machina for my taste) – but the rest of the book truly was a well-written page turner.

I wouldn’t call this beach reading, but I got through it in a couple of days on the bus.

I do want to plead with my friends who give me book recommendations, though – “PEOPLE! What’s up with the depressing books? SERIOUSLY! Get some happy.”

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