Thursday, August 25, 2016
Book review: The dressmaker
Look at this cover!!!! It's gorgeous right?
I was really expecting a romantic, titanic tale with some rich designer or something. This was pretty good, but it wasn't that....
In a nutshell this is a fictional story trying to answer why did only one life-boat go back to rescue overboard passengers from the titanic. Alcott really focuses in on one boat in particular- Lifeboat #1, the Duff-Gordon's boat.
I am warning you I think I am about to go on a "Kristy Ramble".
This book was very informative, like spitting out facts (even if they were fictional). I later found out Alcott was a former journalist and she definitely wrote this book like a journalist... I hope that makes sense.
Also, this thing needed to make up it's mind. Are you a romance book? If so, there needed to be a lot more! If not, there needed to be less.
I needed more emotion! You were on the Titanic for cripes sake! Like I said, everything was just so factual, so robotic. The sinking, the imaginary-read-between-the-lines romance, the court case.
Decent, but I am now on the lookout for a good Titanic story.
Peace out lovelies.
Stay at home mom to 3 little people; Taylor-7 Emerson and Skylar -16 months Lots of friends through facebook or just out and about mentioned I should blog all the fun stuff we do around here (especially with Taylor). We try to learn through play! My kids will be/are public schooled, but I feel it's my privilege to introduce them to this beautiful world. You will find lots of science activities, art appreciation and just good old fashioned fun here. Let's put the I-pads down and PLAY.