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June 29, 2005

Book Review: The Snow Fox

Filed under: life — suzanne henderson @ 3:07 pm

fiction by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer

An easy read with pretty details and an amusing story line. War and death and murder covered with love and lust. However, once the story is told, you realize that it hasn’t lives up to what it said it would and you’ve been rushed to the end in what feels like the editors insistence that the book be sent to print. It does a good job of creating another world far away in another time, but it lives in shadows and half created scenes. Too much is thrown in without development and too little is fully explored to depth. The characters offer insights of strengths and personality only to be brushed off the page with the story’s end. Overall, I was please to devour every page of the book while reading it and upset when I realized that I could almost consider it a waste of my time.