May 19, 2010

Coop by Michael Perry

I eagerly looked forward to reading Coop. I have a small vegetable garden and life on a farm fascinates me. I love hearing about families who live in an old farm house with lots of livestock and I thought that Perry’s stories would be similar to those that I have heard before. He did write about life on the farm, but he also wrote about much more.

I expected to enjoy the stories of farm life the most, but what really surprised me was how much I appreciated reading about the author’s various close relationships. My favorite parts of the book were when the author wrote of his relationship with his daughter, Amy. His thoughts and their conversations reminded me of my relationship with my dad. I especially found Perry’s thoughts on fatherhood and logic with your children to be very funny and captivating.
While I found the many anecdotes throughout the book to be quite interesting and true to my expectations, it is the memoir’s attention to detail in relationships that took it a step beyond any of my first expectations. I give Coop four out of five stars.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you liked the book! Someone else mentioned the book was deeper than they thought it would be. Always a nice surprise! :)


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