Monday, January 24, 2011

There's No Place Like Here

I feel kind of like I've read through a spurt of mediocre books lately and when I blog about them, this becomes even more evident.  Around this time my reading slowed down a little because of this took me waaaay longer to read this short, little book than it should have.

There's No Place Like Here has a Wizard of Oz you can probably gather from the cover.  Sandy Shortt has been obsessed with missing items and persons since she was a child when her schoolmate vanished.  Now, as an adult, Sandy is a personal investigator that specializes in finding missing persons.  Right before a meeting with a new client, Sandy herself goes a similar way that Dorothy disappears from Kansas.  She discusses in the beginning of the book how ironic it is that this happens to, of all people, her.

This "place" that Sandy is transported is Here.  Everyone there just calls it Here because they don't know where it's at...other than the fact that it's where all the missing things go.  Every sock, set of keys, lost earring, wallet, etc. that anyone has ever been lost is in Here.  This includes people...and includes Sandy. 

There's No Place Like Here is a cute little story about finding yourself, especially when you're lost.  I think I would have enjoyed this book more if I had been wanting to read something light and fluffy.  If that's what you're looking for, this is a good book.  But, at this time I had read too many mediocre books and was wanting a really, really good next review will provide such a book, luckily.

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