Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Glassblower

The Glassblower
Petra Durst-Benning
The Steinmann sisters help their father in his glassblowing business. But when he dies unexpectedly one day they are left to fend for themselves. Typically woman don't run their own business. So each sister sets out to find a way to support them. Each sister takes a different approach to their predicament and each sister must find her own peace and way through life.

The story started out painfully slow. It reminded me a lot of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, ironically enough. Starts out so slow you almost fall asleep and stays that way for about 200 pages. Then the story picks up, but the sex and violence are frequent and graphic. The problem was this book never grabbed me like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo finally did. It just kept dragging on. The sisters fight all the time. It never stops. This author is a best-seller in Germany so I think part of the problem may have been the translation. I kept getting glimpses of something great, but it was fleeting. I wanted so badly to like this story, but I just couldn't.

I received this book free of charge from Goodreads in exchange for my honest review.

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