Rated of 5
by Karen J. (Bremerton, WA)
Too much icing; not enough cake.
Too much icing; not enough cake
I was looking forward to this book so perhaps my expectations were too high. No question about it, the story is unusual and the author has done a magnificent job of building an atmosphere full of nuance, allusions and magic yet although the imagery is exquisitely poetic, for me the plot upon which it hangs wasn’t muscular enough to support it. The characters never engaged me and the story line, although intriguingly packaged, was ultimately disappointing. This might be of interest for a book club because the story is unusual but beyond that I see little fodder for discussion.