Top positive review
beautifully written, sad and mad story, sometimes gets a bit long winded
on 2 July 2014
I started reading this months ago, got bored round page 200 and picked it up again last week, only to finish it in 1 day.
Things I loved
Beautifully written prose with such a beautiful use of words, phrases and built up of sentences. There is a flow to the prose. A real treat
Interesting, but also harsh story, MacDonald seems to have a rather negative view on humanity, this book had the same dark feel as her other book I read.
It sometimes feels nothing positive or nice is ever going to happen to any of the characters.
These sort of books about intertwined complicated family histories are my favorite and so despite some boredom, most of the story had me hooked
As mentioned, it does go on a bit and I did lose my way a bit in the book but I persevered and in the end I can say: a good read