The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)
Challenges: 100 Book Challenge 2011, 2011 Page to Screen Reading Challenge
Review: This is an engaging, believable story, and one that is well-told. My only real problem with it is Proulx's choice to occasionally leave out the verbs or pronouns from her prose. I understand this as a stylistic choice, but I'm a fan using all the parts of speech we have at our disposal, and I find it frustrating when authors deliberately make their work hard to read in order to have a distinctive "voice".