Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Honor Thyself by Danielle Steel
What was this book about?
Fifty year old actress Carole Barber has had a tough last few years. She has semi-retired from acting in order to write a book (something she has always wanted to do). Writers block is prohibiting her from doing this and she will not move on until she is done. So she takes off for a trip to Paris, a city that remains a favorite in her thoughts, memories and history.
When she gets there something horrible happens, a terrorist bomb leaves her in a coma. Since her family and friends are far away in America, no one knows who she is. When her family and friends find out what has happened they rush to her side. She must overcome memory loss with them telling her of her past. This helps bring about something few people are able to do – truly analyze her life – the good, the bad – and figure out how she got to the place she is in.
What was your favorite part about this book?
I really enjoyed the family part of it. They have a special relationship that is forged even stronger by this unfortunate accident.
What was your least favorite part about this book?
Her relationship with her daughter is different. It makes it a little hard to like her daughter.
What genre would you consider this?
Overall: B, Generally a good novel. I like how Danielle Steel has gotten away from pure romance novels and instead moved into more of a self-inspection type of genre.