Wednesday, December 09, 2009
The Horse Dancer
The Horse Dancer by Jojo Moyes is not a novel that I would have chosen myself (you could say that the author chose it for me), but I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, even though it was occasionally something of a busman's holiday. It tells the converging stories of a young girl who seeks to emulate her grandfather who once rode for Le Cadre Noir, and, yes, a family lawyer, whose life is at a crossroads. Along the way it examines ambitions and aspirations, relationships and love.
As I have indicated, this book was not my usual fare, but it surprised me and drew me in as the story unfolded in ways that were sometimes expected, sometimes not. Throughout, Moyes holds it together with a tight, believable narrative that keeps you reading to the end. Definitely recommended.