Saturday, February 26, 2011
I loved this book. The imaginary was beautiful that I could smell the popcorn on the midway and hear the horse hooves on the dirt. The world Gruen paints both inside the circus world and later with 90-something Jacob in a nursing home is so magical. Jacob is a delightful character. I could really connect with him.
Water for Elephants is the story of Jacob who joined the circus in his 20's. Jacob is adrift and finds distraction, a family and love in the circus. Now I know why people wanted to run away and join the circus. I greatly enjoyed the ride.