Thursday, August 13, 2009

Benny & Shrimp

Benny & Shrimp
By Katarina Mazetti

About the book: An international sensation, this addictively readable tale asks the question: Why is it so impossible to get a relationship between two middle-aged misfits to work? The answer lies in the story of Shrimp, a young widowed librarian with a sharp intellect and a home so tidy that her jam jars are in alphabetical order; Benny, a gentle, overworked milk farmer who fears becoming the village├é’s Old Bachelor; and an unlikely love that should not be as complicated as it seems. Reminiscent of the works of Carol Shields, this quirky, humorous, beautifully told novel breathes new life into the age-old conundrum that is love.

From me: Benny & Shrimp was a fun read! The book is written from both Benny and Shrimps point of view and I loved seeing how they saw each interaction, with each other, so differently. It's a super cute story and I actually was shocked when the book was over - I was flying through the story and LOVING it and was pretty bummed when I realized I had just read the last sentence LOL


karissa said...

I love books like that, when you suddenly realize you are at the end, and the story will be over. bittersweet. sounds like a cute book