Thursday, August 9, 2012

Book Review: The Dirty Parts of the Bible

The Dirty Parts of the Bible: a Novel by Sam Torode

In 1936 Tobias is stuck in Michigan with his Baptist preacher father and his mother, but then an event leads him on a journey to find a hidden fortune back in Texas where his father grew up and his extended family live. Along the way he befriends a hobo named Craw and eventually becomes enamored with Sarah who lives on his uncles farm.

I so wanted to give this book an A especially when I read (at the back of the book) that the story was inspired by the author's grandparents and the story of Tobias and Sarah from the bible, but it seemed like there were parts that could have been developed much more than they were and some areas were a little forced. Regardless, it was a fun and fast read and would definitely recommend others read it.

Grade: B +

Books read since the beginning of 2012: 20

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