4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Repetitious and pointless,
This review is from: Consequences (Paperback)
This is the first (and now last) Penelope Lively novel I have read. I found just as the story finally gets going the main characters are killed off. These are replaced with another one who also dies and then with a third (who is really boring). The book just doesn't flow in my opinion, it jumps from one bit to the next, it is disjointed and disappointing with several boring bits that nearly stopped me completing it. There are some potentially interesting characters (e.g. Lucas or Simon) but they are never developed. For me this didn't have a beginning, a middle and an end, more a beginning, a muddle and an end.