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The Last Romantics

by Tara Conklin

The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin X
The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin
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  • Published Feb 2019
    368 pages
    Genre: Literary Fiction

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  • Kathrin C. (Corona, CA)
    Three sisters and their brother
    I wanted to like this novel much more than I did. Tara Conklin’s first novel, The House Girl, appealed to me far more. She’s a very good writer and that is apparent in The Last Romantics too. I can flip back, reread sections here and there, and thoroughly enjoy her prose. And it was the writing that held my attention enough to finish reading the book. But the novel’s story line got lost in so many fragments of the lives of siblings Fiona, Renee, Caroline and Joe. And as a reader, I remained much less concerned about Joe than his sisters.
  • Marjorie W. (Naples, FL)
    The Last Romantics
    After thoroughly enjoying The House Girl by Tara Conklin, I was excited to receive her new book to review. I found The Last Romantics disappointing. It took me quite a while to really "get into" this book. I can usually becomes involved in the characters in a story and found that this just didn't hold my interest as I would have liked.
  • Crumb
    The Last Romantics
    While this book definitely had its moments, I couldn't help but wonder when it would be over. I definitely appreciated some of the dysfunction that took place among the characters, but overall I didn't feel there was much plot going on. That's not to say that I can't appreciate a good character-driven novel, because I can. I just don't think I was invested in either the plot or the characters. The writing, however, I really felt was strong. I do think I'd give Tara Conklin another chance. Her writing was poetic and mellifluous.
  • Mary S. (Hilton Head Island, SC)
    Good Story, Poor Presentation
    I really wanted to like this book, however, the author kept interrupting a good story with fifty year "anecdotes". She ruined a good read by inserting unnecessary narrative that added nothing to the book. Even worse, we never learned who the character of Luna, introduced in the first few pages, really was. The air raids, climate change references, etc. added nothing to this work of fiction. " A good book spoiled"..


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