“Mom's book club, Susan's pick”miss shari wrote this review Wednesday, November 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I can say that this book was well-written, but I really didn't like it. The characters were two-dimensional. I can't say that I even liked one of them. The book seemed to be building toward a climax which wasn't much. It wasn't worth the time I spent reading it.”Kelly G wrote this review Sunday, November 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Loved this book and everything about it. ”Janey wrote this review Saturday, November 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Author: Liz Klaussmann
Published By: Little, Brown & Company
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Blog For: GMTA
"Tigers in Red Weather" by Liz Klaussmann truly was a intriguing read that left me saying Wow what a story. It wasn't a happy cheery book...but one of gloom and much doom. However, I did find it realistic being very true to a way of life. This was definitely one of those families that looked good on the outside but when you explored deeper sometimes you never know just what is going on behind closed doors. What is even more important sometimes everyone in the house may not really know what is going on either. "Tigers in Red Weather" was of two woman Nick and Helena whose lives will be changed forever during this period of World War II.
I loved the way this author chose to explain this to its reader using five different people's perspective. ...each were able to explain and recall different incidents that really made this wonderful read believable. You will find a lots of tangled webs of lies and many disappointments entwined in this read. I even was able to laugh a some of it. It was one of those reads that was hard to put down because you were left wondering what was coming up next.
The ending with that wried Ed...well what would you expect leaving you with a very creepy unsettling end. Will there be a sequel?
Now with that all said...I recommend you pick up "Tigers in Red Weather" to check out this good entertaining read with much depth. ”
“Great stuff! Not what I expected at all, but then again I didn't read the reviews. Story is about a post-WW II family as they all grow up, or grow older in the case of the adults. One of the kids is (spoiler alert!) seriously twisted, and it's about how his choices affect the rest of the family in ways they don't even realize. I really adore the '40s and '50s as a time period, so being as that part of the story is set in this period, I really could get some great visuals as the author is very descriptive. I will probably read this again!”Northernzia wrote this review Wednesday, October 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was hard to enjoy. I read the entire book hoping that it would get better and start to form a story worth reading, but it never did. ”CHRISTINE K wrote this review Tuesday, October 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“how this book ever got past a publisher, i am not sure - what a total waste!”Jeanne Troha wrote this review Sunday, September 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Just want to say that while this book is very well written, the story is ultimately very creepy, and those who do not enjoy a 'Talented Mr. Ripley' style period piece, complete with crimes of sex and violence, should probably not read.”katiedaltonjames wrote this review Friday, September 28, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“At the moment America is producing some outstanding novelists who are creating novels which are highly readable and entertaining and Liza Klaussman is one of these new American writers.
Tigers in Red Weather deals with the post-war period in America through until the late 60's. Written from the viewpoints of all of the major players in the novel, we find ourselves drawn into the lives of Nick and Helena, cousins who at the beginning of the novel are living together whilst Nick's husband Hughes is a naval officer onboard an American warship and Helena's husband has become a casualty of war. Through clever plotting we discover how the lives of these two women are continually linked especially through Tiger House (the family home) and how their lives are affected through the passage of time which moves back and forth throughout the novel.
This is a beautifully structured novel which manages to draw you and keep you wondering about the motives and attitudes of several of the characters and with the clever plot device at the centre of this novel you are left wondering whether your suspicions about certain characters are correct or if you have been 'led up the garden path' (so to speak).
A great read and hopefully her next novel will be as good!”
“I am not sure what I was expecting but this book had complicated and sometimes laborious interpersonal relationships between people. When I first began reading, I thought that it was going to be a story of 2 best friends and their loves, lives and children, which it was, but it felt like there wasn’t anything significant in those relationships, loves and lives. I enjoyed the book but something was left to be desired at the end.