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This review is from: The Blue Flower (Kindle Edition)
Maybe I missed the point of this novel but to me it read like a translation of an early 19th century work which was not easy to to get engrossed in. I had no empathy with the main character, found him shallow and superficial and the lovely Sophie even more so. It was not redeemed for me by the fact that it was based on the life of Novalis and when I found that he had in fact married just over a year after Sophie's death I wondered how deep his love/infatuation had been, maybe it was a case of wanting what he couldn't have. I suppose his attraction to the twelve year old Sophie was innocent enough in that it was chaste and those times were different but it still left a bad taste in the mouth in this day and age. Two of my book group loved it but I am sorry to say I was in the majority this time.