I've talked about DNF book reviews. Although I don't like them, I actually did write one a couple of months ago. And I hope it's the last one I ever have to write. I'll post about that one day.
But not today. I'd like to write about CSR reviews. Yesterday I started a new book, A Redbird Christmas: A Novel, by Fannie Flagg, and I couldn't stop reading.
This doesn't happen to me often, especially when I start a new book. I need to get past the first thirty pages before I really get into it. But this time it was like magic, and I couldn't stop reading.
Book reviews can be tricky little things at best. I'm sure there are people who've read this same book and would have considered it a DNF...there are always one or two wing nuts. But those people obviously weren't moved by the way one character saved the little bird. They weren't moved by the way this character watched this bird fight so hard to live.
And I'm not even a huge bird fan. I couldn't tell you one bird from another. But I know this feeling well. I once watched a human being fight just as hard to live. I've never seen anything like it before and I doubt there's much to come in the future that will top the experience.