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Disappointingly over-rated novel
on 1 December 2007
I came to this book with high hopes, but quickly came down to earth. The three novellas tell vaguely interesting tales,with female characters exhibiting various degrees of depression, alienation and sleep disorder symptoms - but to me, it quickly became rather dirge-like, insubstantial and unsatisfying. The air of pseudo-mysticism became irritating and the quality of the prose was not good enough to lift the book into any kind of relevance - you may have guessed - I wasn't keen on it! Not bad, but certainly not brilliant.