All I can say is WOW , what a book. It blew me away that I had actually guessed about Nick and Sarah. I loved the ending, yes it was weird, but by the end of the book it made sense.
Aero, I think Lily wised up when she was seeing what was happening to Shep, Dan, Mitch and Angie, and then to find out that Shep had raped Bettina resulting in Sarah's birth, and knowing how she had been treated by him made her warm up to Bettina. That the two women had a comon fear in their lives gave them something to share, and then to have shared what the house was doing, strengthened a bond with them. I would speculate that they would remain good friends and that Lily would be seen around town with Bettina and start to change the towns opinion of her. Although this is going beyond the scope of the book, I sometimes like to continue the story.
I loved the way the house was all back to new condition by the time the story was ended. It had regained strength with Sarah and Nicks nearness and then took care of business. Wild. I got a big kick out of how the four 'hurtful' people were treated by the house, and each tailored to their own fears. What a wonderful unique way to show that justice does prevail. Then to top it off, to have Tiffany and Zach, being treated as unpaid hired help was poetic justice.
My thanks for such a good read. I had read a couple of John Sauls books but found them just too weird, but this one was really good. I will look up more of his books. Liz tells me that his books can go either way, and she is going to read this one before I take it back.
Post by Blossom/Jackie W. on Apr 2, 2011 8:11:43 GMT -5
Well; I too have to thank you Antoinette for a great read..... and I agree with you both re: Karma; you know; the universal law of retribution. What goes around comes around.
I was a bit disappointed by the ending (though I fet it was deserving) even though with all that transpired it almost felt anticlimatic. It was as if Saul had written himself into a corner and had to find a way out without dragging the story on much longer. Like; where did the cars go? They just disappeared?
With all the drama that occured at the end, you'd think there'd have been more shock and questioning but I guess it would happen in due course..... The nice thing now is that Nick and Sarah have a shot at a more "normal" life and Bettina won't be alone.
Anyway, I give this 2 thumbs up and would recommend it.
P.S. Mary; I saw your post y'day..... that was very kind and I humbly thank you.
Good book, that's for sure. I agree, though, that Saul didn't give as much thought to the ending as he could have. Like Blossom said, where are the cars...down in one of those basement rooms? It seemed as though the group was going to fill the social worker in on everything that had happened and I thought that was strange. BTW, wonder if she didn't end up being the social worker for the Garvey kids? BBL, have to run now.
You know, I wouldn't mind it if you guys read Mo La Ki. It really was such a great book and there'd be so much to talk about. There's even a section in the back of the book for discussion q's. Just a suggestion.
I, myself, can't really put her into any specific genre. If I really had to, drama I guess. I read one book of hers, "Handle With Care". It was very moving and I really enjoyed it. It was about a little girl that had osteogenesis Imperfecta.
I guess I will do a poll tomorrow. I believe that I am going to post Molakai as one since it is something that is different from what we have been reading. I will read any suggestions before posting though