Advance reader reviews of Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield.

Bellman & Black

By Diane Setterfield

Bellman & Black
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  • Published in USA  Nov 2013,
    224 pages.

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    Feeling a little let down
    It is difficult for me to write a neutral review on this book because I truly enjoyed much of the story but the ending, although not out of left field or purposely written to jar the reader, was not what I consider in line with where most of the key elements of the story seem to lead the reader. In fact some of the story, which I had to re-read several times after finishing the book, including the back cover summary and a statement on the front cover, technically creates a different underlying premise for the story than actually is the case. Several other story elements do the same. When I finished the book, I actually felt kind of mislead and somewhat annoyed that significant parts of the story were not really tied to a coherent ending or an ending that provided a satisfying conclusion and the feeling that the investment made by faithfully following the story was worth it.
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