Friday, January 27, 2012
REVIEW: Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron
Thank you, Bookbrowse.com for publishing my review of this wonderful book. Here's an excerpt:
[E]ven though this novel's subject matter offers plenty of opportunities for gratuitous violence and melodrama, Benaron thankfully steers clear of both. Through much of Jean Patrick's training, Coach emphasizes pace - the key to running the 800-metre, we learn, is not to burn out early. Benaron, herself a competitive runner once, seems to have translated this lesson well to the pages of her debut novel - which turns out to be a precisely paced, taut read.
The rest of the review (you need to be a member to read the entire text) is here.