Review - Saints and Lovers by Lorianne Karney

My Copy of the Book

Year Published: 2005
Genre: Contemporary

“Sometimes we forget, and in forgetting, remember who we are,” writes the girl on the train. She becomes committed to a path through the reality of 36 hours, on a journey that encompasses years of living. Saints and Lovers tells the story of a woman going home, a story peopled with the lives of friends and demons who travel with her. As the train draws nearer to a destination, the nameless woman finds herself coming face to face with these beasts, in flesh and in memory, and the terrible secret she has been running from for so long. At the same time harsh and tender, the story of her life crosses the landscapes of space and consciousness, weaving fantasy and memory into the moment that is now, here. Poetic and compelling, Saints and Lovers paints the contours of human emotion and the heart’s ability to forgive while still staying true.

About the Author:
Realize that we as human beings have been put on this earth for only a short time and that we must use this time to gain wisdom, knowledge, respect and the understanding for all human beings since we are all relatives.

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My Take on the Book:
There were times when this book seemed a little bit too wordy for me; even though it was probably how the (unnamed) narrator's character was and how she dealt with things; sometimes there were also some confusing parts that didn't really make sense, as if there were some disjointed and vague memories that the narrator was sharing. There was one piece in this novel that I found quite true, and I'm glad that the narrator ended up speaking her mind and standing up for herself. Overall, I gave this book a three star rating and got a copy in exchange for an honest review.  

Last Word:
Even though I found this book to be a little bit wordy, I still enjoyed reading the book; and it's the first time that I'm reading something by this author. This book is a little bit hard to place in one particular genre, and also gave the impression of maybe being able for fit into literary fiction.