with 1500 ratings @3.69 Heather Lende's I'D KNOW YOUR NAME is by no means despised by the GR crowd-source, but unfortunately I can't join the majority opinion. possibly this is a personal flaw; maybe I just need war, cities, action, violence, foreign landscapes, but I just kept waiting for either
a) all creatures great and small ; lake woebegon days ; john steinbeck
b) foreign adventure, mountain climbing, war
and neither occured-- with the exception of one examination of a tragic storm at sea. Lende is not terribly horrible at word-crafting, it's just that there isn't all that much that happens, and unlike, for example, Sebastian Junger, she doesn't have the outright ability at characterization-- landscapes or drama.
with a recent ebook special at 1.99, I'm not horribly put out at pricing and certainly wish an emerging writer all the best as she hopes to improve her brand-name/profile, but I'm probably not going to explore the rest of this author's writing.