Wednesday, March 30, 2011
True Colours (Kristin Hannah)
Again, I can't help but be in awe at how her books are so similar, but don't feel similar. It's the excellent characterisation, I think. There are characters which you may easily, instantly, sympathise with, and there are characters you may dislike at first and root for later. And there's always a character you're deeply suspicious of and well, you may or may not be right.
The ending, while happy, isn't tidy by any stretch, since one rather crucial issue remains unresolved. But I do have the feeling that if she were to continue writing til everything was settled, she'd have a book that's too long to read, and by then, there probably be more plot issue.
The only thing that I don't like about the three books so far is how the blurb doesn't seem to correspond with the story itself. I can only guess that they read the initial drafts, or didn't read it closely. But that is truly a minor issue, because the book speaks for itself.