[simpleazon-image align=”left” asin=”B003F76KG8″ locale=”us” height=”500″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51L%2B0JT4mJL.jpg” width=”329″][simpleazon-link asin=”B003F76KG8″ locale=”us”]The Camel Bookmobile: A Novel[/simpleazon-link] by Masha Hamilton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Lyrical, descriptive writing told from the point of view of a variety of characters allowing insight into each of their lives and thoughts, especially regarding the bookmobile. Authentic dialogue, rich characterizations, complex ideologies and clashes of culture brought to life as well as complex relationships. Recommended for fans of travel fiction and anyone with a passion for books.
“Books convinced her that something more existed – something intuitive, beyond reason – and they whetted her appetite to find it” (p. 11).
“The journey was always easier, after all, for the beast that wore blinders” (P. 29).
“There were limitations to language, even when it was shared. Sometimes words were not sturdy enough to hold all the needed meaning” (p. 156).