Thursday, August 1, 2013
the comet that disappointed
Rating: 4.5 stars (out of 5)
Genre: historical fiction
Review: I enjoyed George Bishop's first novel, Letter to My Daughter and was excited to read this book, his second. I was not disappointed. Bishop explores similar themes in this book, as his narrator looks back on his childhood and the lives of his parents.
Alan Broussard, Jr. looks back on his freshman year of high school, when he fell in love for the first time, his father was his science teacher, his parents' marriage fell apart and came back together, and the comet Kohoutek didn't quite show up. Bishop is adept at bringing his characters to life and managing all of the threads of his narrative. The story isn't complicated or startling, but it's believable and satisfying.
FTC Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for this review.