About Grace

abougraceAbout Grace
by Anthony Doerr
2004 / 402 pages (Kindle)
rating: 5 (out of 10)  / 21st c. fiction

This book tries to be a lot of things and I don’t think it succeeds at any.  From the beginning there are interesting references to the patterns of science, especially snowflakes,  as a possible theme but that idea never quite takes off –  it’s never really connected to the plot.   I suppose the main idea is the question of whether or not we choose our own lives or if they predestined in some patterned way.   Because dreams, according to this novel, can give us glimpses into the future – perhaps because of the patterns?   (That’s never  >>>>MORE>>>>

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