posts on 7/31/2005 8:58:18 AM
I have read every one of Anita Shreve's books and eagerly anticipated the release of light on snow. I am left with a feeling of "what was that about". I have never read such drivel. Weight on Water, Eden Close etc., were absolutely unputdownable - this is unputdownable but for the wrong reasons. I cannot believe how bad this book is. It could have been good, but, heavens, what a waste of money. Unless she changes, I will not be buying any more of her books. I would advise any avid fans (like myself) to steer clear of this book otherwise you will be bitterly disappointed, as I was.
posts on 5/16/2005 7:55:02 PM
Can anyone tell me the significance of the womens home campanion at the end of the book?
posts on 3/12/2005 9:35:55 PM
Anita Shreve is not playing games with our head in The Weight of the Water. The actual ting did happen. Linda did shape his life, but that does not mean that he would be able to imagine up such a deep story. In any case, he would have written about Linda- the woman he loved. Anita Shreve intended for us to think of this novel a true story and not just an imagined story by a man. IN her novels it is clear that she does not think that men have the ability to truly understand a woman and what she's worth. So, in any case, why would Thomas be able to imagine how valuable Jean is? And by the way, the only thing that is clear in the end of the novel is that Jean is finally letting go of the her and Maren's burden in the water which was the cause of it.
P.S. Thomas writes poems, not noels
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