Thursday, January 7, 2010


Someone suggested that I blog about all the books I read. You know, a book report of sorts.
For lack of a better idea, I have decided to do just that.

Last night I finished Zorro by Isabel Allende. It was 384 pages and took about a week to read. It was not a week in which I did nothing but read. It is the latest book for my book club that meets in a week and a half.

I really enjoyed the book. It covered the formative years of Don Diego de la Vega a.k.a. Zorro. I like the writing style of Isabel Allende and found this to be an "easy read" like the other books of hers I have read.

She was inventive in coming up with reasons why Zorro can do all the amazing feats that he is able to do (swordsmanship, horsemanship, acrobatics, etc.). I also like that she created a man who was attractive to women but only ever loves those he cannot have. This made for a nice twist in the romance factor of the book.

The book club picked this because we all like Allende's writing (more or less) but we had all pretty much read the other books we wanted to and we have a pretty strict "no new books" policy since they are too expensive and too hard to get from the library. One member had read the book before and she may not be at the next meeting but suggested we read it. We also wanted a fun book. Our previous book was by Cormac McCarthy who is a wonderful writer but not, by any stretch of the imagination, lighthearted.

I've been reading the book We by Yevgeny Zamyatin for quite some time. I've had to put it down and read other books in the middle. I'm back to it and hoping to finish it before I start another. I don't have much longer to go so stay tuned for my post on that book.

I just reread this post and it seems to be lacking in umpf. Sorry. I'll work on getting better at this whole written book report thing as I go along. After all, I think the last book report I wrote was probably in high school which was a very long time ago.
I do recommend the book, by the way, in case you weren't sure.

1 comment:

Amber/Dia said...

Thanks. I like the book report. :) I'll have to look for it at my library. I've long been a Zorro fan.