Sunday, November 14, 2010

Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand

Seabiscuit: An American LegendSeabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand

My rating: 4 of 5 stars (8/10)
Read: 16-9-10 to 14-11-10

A friend lent me this book, and while I've been reading it very slowly, I've also been thoroughly enjoying it.

Hillenbrand made her subject come alive and I found myself cheering for this ungainly little racehorse too - and racing is not something that interests me at all.

So don't let a lack of interest in horse racing keep you from a great book filled with wonderful characters.

I was also interested to read the book knowing Hillenbrand suffers from severe CFS. I am so impressed that she managed to write this while often house-bound. In the interview at the back, she mentions sometimes needing to just close her eyes and write with her eyes closed. While I don't suffer the awful vertigo she does, I could totally relate to that.

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orannia said...

For some reason this book (and the movie) scare me...I keep thinking something happens to SeaBiscuit, and I just couldn't handle it. I was a mess at the end of Dances with Wolves.

Lisa said...

I read 3/4 of this and loved it, recommended it to everyone I knew, etc. Then I saw the movie and loved it too, but for some reason never wanted to go back to it. I finally gave it away this year, admitting I never would.