Becky’s Book Review reviews “Dreamers of the Day,” by Mary Doria Russell. She doesn’t really like it. I disliked it intensely.– I thought it was propaganda disguised as fiction. And I don’t like Forest-Gump encounters with every famous person the writer can scrape up. But she has other interesting things to say about the book. Read her review, and catch up on any reviews you missed last week!
Becky’s Book Reviews recently read and reviewed Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012. Here’s an excerpt:
There were a few things that I just loved about Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell. For example, I loved the first few chapters. Readers see the impact of World War I and the ‘Spanish’ influenza on our heroine, Miss Agnes Shanklin. She truly lost everyone. Her mother. Her sister. Her brother-in-law. Her two nephews. Her brother. These chapters spent describing both the war and the influenza were truly fascinating.
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