Rated of 5
by Dan Silver
Sue Miller--Subtle Wonderful Read
I don't know why, but for some reason Sue Miller's writing soars with more apparent ease than any author I know. The story is engaging, the conflicts make your heart stop at times, and there is nothing you are reading that seems to be taking you into another world.
I think the magic of her writing is that the story is seen from many sides, and each side's perspective is so right, yet so shaded with flaws. I find both her male and female characters believable, and she is as great at writing about the 15 year old as she is about....well, you just have to see for yourself.
She is so compelling because the words don't call attention to themselves, and yet if you reread a sentence here and there, you find that it is just so perfect.
This book has some weird character(s). It is, at times, not for the faint of heart, and not a book I could read easily trying to get to sleep.
It is beautiful writing, with characters you can enjoy, loathe, and learn from.
Thanks to a great author.