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What a disappointing read!!!
on 12 July 2016
I am giving this novel two stars because the first part was really good; I very much enjoyed it. I read the free sample, loved it, and immediately bough the book.
But once the two pivotal events take place and the main character 'stumbles upon' religion, this whole book becomes tedious and utterly boring. Nothing of interest happens other than life ticking by for every character.
What a disappointment!
I was ready to enjoy the entire book. But alas, reading it was a rather unpleasant experience! I actually had to skim-read a lot of the second half, and most of the end. I just couldn't stand it. And that whole part about 'the foreigners' was cringe-worthy, ridiculously stereotypical, prejudiced, and over the top. Borderline offensive really! All in all, this is the novel that has made me not want to read anything else by this author. A real shame because a Spool of Blue Thread was fabulous! But this? Absolutely not. What a shame indeed. It had potential...