7 April 2013

Book Review: The Cookbook Collector

The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It took me awhile to get into this book, and even then, I don't feel I ever truly did.

It's well written, engaging (mostly) and the characters are interesting and wide-ranging. I felt however that too much was happening - there were too many stories in this novel, too many things grabbing at our attention.

I also found the title a little deceptive. The cookbooks were there, but I failed to see how this book was about them. They were merely a prop, and a story left unexplored (probably the most interesting story of the lot).

It's an easy read, but not an entirely fulfilling one.

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