Monday, February 13, 2012

Book Review: Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls

SKIP IT! Unless you have to choose between reading it and watching paint dry.
It's not altogether a bad book-excuse me, "a true-live novel," but it's really not that great. It's anti-climatic. Sure, there's some trouble described here and there and it's a welcome jolt to the otherwise mundane life description of Lily Casey Smith.
This is not to insult Ms. Lily or her family members. Ms. Lily was a tough as nails kind of woman that I'm not too sure anyone would want to mess around with. She seemed to have led quite an interesting life and used her wits to have the life she led. She seemed happy with her life too-which is something to be proud of. Ms. Lily has my respect and admiration for her no-nonsense and get it done attitude. She grabbed the challenges life gave her by the horns and went to work.
In my opinion, I'm not sure if it was the writing style, the formatting of the book, or the general bits and pieces of life strung together in a basic timeline with nothing all that exciting to look forward to-unless you count simply finishing the book. Either way, whatever the problem with the "novel" it didn't do the life and times of Ms. Lily Casey Smith justice.

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