The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

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‘The Red Tent’ is loosely based on the events that take place in the old testament of the Bible. It tells the story of Dinah’s life, and gives an insight into what life was like for women in this period of history.I was quite disappointed with this book. It is supposed to be a classic it is still in the top 4000 Amazon bestseller list 10 years after being published. I can’t understand why people are continuing to buy, and recommend this book to other people.

It was OK, but it lacked substance, and read a bit more like a diary than a novel. It was easy to read, but I got a bit bored with the continual births and long lists of who had which children. There was a good story buried in there somewhere, but it was underneath too much mundane information. There were too many characters to be able to empathize with them properly, and I’m not sure where the “Oldest love story never told” is?

I recommend you put this book to the bottom of your reading pile, and leave it there!

3 out of 5.


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  1. Geraldine says:

    I also expected this to be amazing as a friend recommended it to me and because of the ‘oldest love story never told’ tagline. I enjoyed it, but certainly wasn’t blown away by it. Not a book to be reread by me!

    1. Jackie says:

      Geraldine, It looks as though we have simiar taste in books! Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog!

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