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And was disappointed. Far too long and bogged down with insignificant ...
on 7 December 2017
You suggested this to me but I had already read it. And was disappointed. Far too long and bogged down with insignificant details, which added nothing to the novel or the characterisation. The characters were lacking in depth and mostly spoilt and unpleasant individuals. In essence a good story and in between the ‘longueurs’, I enjoyed it. There was some good stylish writing but also some dull and tedious conversations and descriptions. It needed some judicious editing. If it were a real classic I would be wanting to read it again in the future. It doesn’t merit its length and I don’t. It doesn’t even tempt me to read other Tartt novels.