Sunday, November 1, 2015
Phyllis Whitney Tiger's Eye and Golden Horn
This book contains an excellent lesson about racism and about how one should try to understand others who are different, whether that difference is religion or simply a difference in personality.
The conflict with Joel is quite interesting and takes an unexpected turn partway through the story.
This is a really excellent book, and I found it quite satisfying.
The beginning of this book is interesting, but towards halfway through the book, it began to bore me. Adria's distant and mysterious behavior wore on me. I dislike it when the companion of the protagonist won't tell what is going on.
Vicki covers for Adria's behavior. I don't have a problem with Vicki covering for Adria, except that Vicki has no idea what Adria is doing. She has this conviction that Adria isn't crazy and blindly covers for her. This blind faith is what bothers me. We don't know what Adria is doing. I don't like not knowing what is going on, so the book gradually bored and annoyed me more and more.
This book isn't a mystery. It's a coming-of-age story. It's one of those books that presents itself as a mystery, but there would be no mystery if the characters had communicated with each other. That kind of story annoys me and is my least favorite book to read. By the time I finished the book, which was only possible with a lot of skimming during the second half, I didn't like the book at all.