domingo, 16 de octubre de 2011

In Search of Lucy by Lia Fairchild

In Search of Lucy by Lia Fairchild

Reviewed by Alex Canton-Dutari
There are books that are non-stoppers. Well, this is not one of them. It is one of those who you read at ease but looking forward to return to.
I was intrigued by how the author would balance the main character's ambivalence towards her sister, who physically needed her, and the physiological and psychological requirements to be a live organ donor. My opinion is that Ms. Fairchild worked it out well enough; though, in real life the dynamics of organ donation is not as flexible.
The parallel love story was enjoyable and believable, as well as the real support from friends.
I would set this novel as a psychological thriller, adding organ donations as tags.
A bit of re-editing to correct minor details such as "altar" rather than "alter," "giver her 'a' call" rather than "give her call" would be worthwhile. And there are a few acronyms that were not explained, such as ADHD…
I look forward to reading more by Ms. Fairchild.