The Weight of Water

by Anita Shreve | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0316780375 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Snowwfoxx of Fort Worth, Texas USA on 4/9/2006
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Snowwfoxx from Fort Worth, Texas USA on Sunday, April 9, 2006
Picked up at the Goodwill.

Journal Entry 2 by Snowwfoxx from Fort Worth, Texas USA on Thursday, April 20, 2006
Released at a BC meeting in Colorado Springs, CO.

Journal Entry 3 by rhythmbiscuit from Northglenn, Colorado USA on Friday, April 21, 2006
I picked up this book from the BC meetup at Fargo Pizza last night.

Journal Entry 4 by rhythmbiscuit at Northglenn, Colorado USA on Monday, January 18, 2016
"...Jean, a photographer, arrives off the coast of Smuttynose Island, off the coast of Maine, to research a century-old crime."

In March 1873, two Norwegian-born women who lived on the desolate Smuttynose Island were brutally murdered. Maren Hontvedt, a sister of one of the victims, survived by hiding in a sea cave until dawn.

I broke one of my rules when I read this book: "If you don't like it in the first fifty pages, quit reading." I kept reading through the end, and I'm very sorry I did. I liked Maren's memoir better than Jean's narrative. Both ended badly.

I hope the next reader enjoys this book more than I did.

I offered this book as part of booklady331's Already Book Crossed VBB.

Journal Entry 5 by rhythmbiscuit at Northglenn, Colorado USA on Monday, February 8, 2016

Released 6 yrs ago (2/8/2016 UTC) at Northglenn, Colorado USA


I am sending this book to minesayn as part of the Already Book Crossed VBB. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 6 by wingminesaynwing at Huron, Ohio USA on Friday, February 12, 2016
Received in the mail today after choosing it from the ABC VBB book box...thanks rhythmbiscuit for sending me the book. It's greatly appreciated. I enjoy this author and am sure that I'll like this one as well.

Journal Entry 7 by wingminesaynwing at Huron, Ohio USA on Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Anita Shreve's novels are pretty can't-put-it-down good, and this one took it s time to finally hit the mark somewhere in the last 60 pages or so.

To be honest, the story was intriguing: Jean, her husband Thomas, their daughter Billie are spending time on a sailboat with Rich, her brother-in-law and his new girlfriends Adaline. Jean, a photographer, who is researching a century-old crime.

As the present plays out with suspicions of infidelity and jealousy, the past is also revealed with similar issues. What was difficult was following the abrupt switches between the past and present. At times, it made the reading difficult.

Journal Entry 8 by wingminesaynwing at Osgood, Indiana USA on Saturday, January 22, 2022

Released 3 mos ago (1/22/2022 UTC) at Osgood, Indiana USA


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Journal Entry 9 by book_drunkard at Osgood, Indiana USA on Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Received today.
Thanks for sending this my way!

I went to Goodreads to look up this book and in the summary, there was this - "researches the lurid and sensational ax murder of two women in 1873" - Yep, that's enough for me!
Adding to Mt. Toobie.

Journal Entry 10 by book_drunkard at Osgood, Indiana USA on Saturday, February 19, 2022
I seldom say this, but ... the movie was better.

This could have been a good story but the way that it was written was so confusing, and I had to keep flipping back because I'd get lost on whose point of view was being told, that I found it more annoying than pleasant to read.

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