Thursday, June 24, 2010

Quicksand by Marilyn Randall

This book was provided for review by the author through Bostick Communications.
About the book: (from the back cover)
This newest book Quicksand allows her to share the sitory of Natalie and her interracial relationship with Randy, a black man who she fell completely in love with. She shares with us her abhorrence of bigotry and prejuidice using these fictional characters to tell this poignant love story between two seniors finding love at a later time in life and she uses her talent for writing poetry to intersperce powerful emotion throughout the book.
As the back cover teases the story is about an older woman who meets and fall's in love. Natalie whose husband dies ends up searching for love and meeting Randy on line. They meet and begin a relationship although they live states apart.
The story is easy to read. It is written from Natalie's perspective in first person throughout most of the book. Each chapter begins with poetry. Personally I didn't feel that poetry added much to the story. But I am not a fan of poetry. I really didn't have any difficulty actually reading this book but personally I really didn't like it.
What really bothered me most about the book was that the author really spent all her time on a soap box about bigotry and yet she negated the fact that Natalie ended up in a physically and emotionally abusive relationship.
For me personally this was a big negative.
In fairness because I really don't want to write a negative review I did read a couple of other reviews. You can go here to get another perspective.
This book is available at Amazon.

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