Thursday, May 17, 2007
I need to read The Shell Seekers, the book which really made Rosamunde Pilcher a best selling author. This book, Sleeping Tiger, is pretty awful. There is a fairly difficult grandmother in the novel and it is never really explained why she's difficult. There is a real jerk of a fiance, and it isn't explained why he is a jerk or why Selena, the heroine, is engaged to him. Selena goes in search of a man she believes to be her father and ends up in love with him. But, just like her relationships with all of the other people in the book, you have no idea why she likes this guy. None of the characters had any depth and I found that I didn't care about them.
I did find out that this is the first novel that Rosamunde Pilcher published under her own name. I suppose if you are a real fan, you might read it for that reason.