Jeez, Water for Elephants really picked up toward the end of the story. The first part of the tale was interesting, informative, and had a nice, easy going pace. But things switched gears for about the last third and I liked it.
I knew a brawl had to break out between Jacob and August at some point, but it was a lot more intense than I thought it would be. Their fight was brutal, vivid, and went on and on and on. Sara Gruen’s detailed writing again caused me to visualize the entire scene. Could you just about see, hear, and/or feel every blow delivered? Could you virtually see all the bruises and cuts on Jacobs face? I couldn’t stop the visuals from coming.