The Tenth Circle, Jodi Picoult

I know, I know.  I know I said I was done with Jodi Picoult.  But I was at my aunt and uncle’s last night, and I had The Charioteer but I am in London, I don’t have loads of books with me, and I didn’t want to use up The Charioteer because I love it so much.  So I read The Tenth Circle, which my aunt and uncle had on their bookshelf.  The issue: date rape.  The court scenes: none – shocking, I know.  However, there is a murder.

As Jodi Picoult’s books go, this is not one of her better ones.  I thought it was silly.  Must everyone in her books behave in this fashion all the time?  I’m sorry, but you can’t just go around killing people.  You just can’t.  It is inappropriate behavior.

  • I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s grown tired of Jodi Picoult’s books. Once you read a few, you’ve read them all. :-S

    As you said, too many court scenes and some bland characters.

    • jennysbooks

      I know – they’re good for if you have a few hours to kill. But a bit silly. I enjoy them but they are surprisingly light reading for books about Very Serious Issues.

  • A Picoult book with no courtroom scenes? That kind of surprises me. Was it one of her earlier books?

  • jennysbooks

    I know, right? And no, it wasn’t an early one, it was published in 2006. I was really surprised – with all the trouble they went to about what was going to play out well in court and what wasn’t, and then they didn’t do it. But at least that was a switch from some of her others…

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