Sunday, March 15, 2009
Water for Elephants
For the past year practically everyone I know who reads has been telling me, "You have to read Water for Elephants!" I don't know why, but so many people telling me I would like the book made me afraid I wouldn't like the book. Instead I've read 2 other books Sara Gruen wrote, Riding Lessons and Flying Changes, horse stories which I enjoyed greatly but...not as much as I relished Water for Elephants!
This is the story of a vet who runs away with the circus around the time of the Great Depression. The circus travels the country by train. Really I feel that's all I can say about it without giving anything away. But if you are an animal lover, you will like this book too. Don't be scared. Read it!
I am counting this as yet another story about one (or more) person's travel experience for the Well Seasoned Reader Challenge.
And here is a bonus cute elephant picture: