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4.0 out of 5 stars
A good book with an unpredictable ending, 11 May 2000
Although I agree that the story was hardly a fairy tale, I found it genuinely funny and a very good read. I think too many people were expecting a predictable, somewhat easy ending. However the ending, although not happy, was definitely a lot better thought out - and therefore makes the reader think about the story rather than just shut the book and put it down and forget about it. I enjoyed the way the characters gradually interacted during the story, and feel that many people are far too critical of what was a good book.