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Daisy Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B08KXVXLQS
- Publisher : Pat Backley; 1st edition (October 8, 2020)
- Publication date : October 8, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 2218 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 190 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,176,077 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The novel did lose me in places with the overabundance of characters. There are also places in which the novel feels like an extra-lengthy report from Ancestry.dot.com. But the heart and the soul of the book is so sweet and well-meaning it’s impossible not to feel something from reading of these people and what they go through and the deep affection they feel for one another. Daisy also seems to be about the profound importance of family and the inevitability of death as we each make way for the generation behind us. This book made me think a lot about my own mortality, a topic most anyone can relate to.
I loved most the historical backdrop and the build-up of tension between the families. I knew at some point they would meet or intersect, and I was eager to see how they all connected. This kind of anticipation keeps a person reading. It was like reading about a generation of people all connected in a six-degrees of separation kind of way -the idea that all people on average are six, or fewer, social connections away from each other.
The author does a good job of recounting the family’s past throughout, so it constantly reminds the reader of how it all started and how everyone is connected. The overall message of the book seems to be that it doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor, slave or free, black or white, we are all part of the human family, a family that would flourish much more easily if biases like racism, sexism, and classism didn’t exist.
"I just thought it would be nice to give her an outing," sobbed Sybil. (next line)
"I never knew her time was so close..." (next line)
"In fact, none of us knew..." (next line)
"She hid it very well..."
And what is an "outing" anyway, in relation to childbirth? Anyway, as I continued reading, I became more and more disappointed. The story was amateurish, as was the writing. The dialogue was not realistic, and formatted strangely. There was zero character development, in more ways than one: First, these were just people. There was nothing in the way they were written to make me care about them. Second, the characters were all the same: bland, zero depth, zero growth, zero character. When all your characters are perfectly well-behaved, there is nothing for the reader to feel for, root for, hope for. There needs to be protagonists as well as antagonists. This book had all protagonists, and way too many of those. It was if the writer wanted to write a story about a bunch of people, but only managed to bury who the story was supposed to actually be about--Daisy. Recommended? No.
Daisy is an appealing story with a curious mix of addicting characters. Backley's "Daisy" has everything a good story needs to keep the reader's attention, adventure, struggle, and facinating characters to keep you hooked from start to finish. I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading future works from this author.