4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Not a page-turner,
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This review is from: Questions of Travel (Hardcover)
Skillful, yes. Excellent descriptive passages. Absorbing - not for me. No matter how well crafted or skillfully written a book, the reader should always be drawn into the plot and towards the conclusion. This was not my reaction. I even got three quarters way through before I decided I didn't think I cared enough to be bothered finishing it - something I would rarely contemplate.
The characters remained two-dimensional and I was not particularly interested in what happened to them. But A.S Byatt liked it!