Book Review: Coming Attractions
Yes, this is Coming Attractions -- book number three in the spectacular series about Katie by Robin Jones Gunn.
Okay, so, if you've never read the Katie books -- they're just so, oh, I don't know -- Katie. Funny. Random. Beautiful. Romantic. Full of God-things.
One of the things that struck me as I read Coming Attractions is the way Katie just plain old trusted God. No strings attached.
God will work everything out. He always does.
Adventure. We always knew where Christy would end up, right? With Todd.
Oh, but Katie's beautiful story is so different. I mean, Rick? That's been the dream since, what, forever, right?
So there they are, happy and comparing flavour of ice-cream or whatever romance they're filling their much-needed get-together with.
And then things change. Unexpected, random -- that's what I love about Robin's writing. Unpredictable -- like Todd, really. But special. And with this wonderful poetic-ness yet fitted with a totally twenty-first century vocab.
There were some laughing moments. I just love when authors put in those totally unnecessary paragraphs that make me giggle and cause me to read them at least twice. Or conversations that are just plain silly or hilarious.
Serious moments. Sunrise mountains and starry nights. Chimichanga's from Casa de Pedro.
I've read reviews by people (as opposed to by animals, I guess;)), and some just don't like reading about people eating food and talking. Can I just say -- I love that. I love reading about Katie buying a coffee and Todd eating fish tacos. Although, since I don't really eat sea-food... that doesn't sound very appealing.
And something else? Katie's not perfect! She says the wrong things and she regrets it and she doesn't just do everything right all the time! "I said the wrong thing, didn't I?"
A real character. Maybe I'm just some book-nerd, but Katie seems real to me. And that is writing talent, isn't it? Yes. Yes it is.
And so, with that, all that's left to say is... Yes, I recommend this book. Yes, I read it during maths. Yes, it also kept me company during science. Yes, if you click on this link HERE it will take you to the Mini-Interview with Robin Jones Gunn I posted a few months ago... actually, more like a year ago. Wow, time flies, hey?