Top positive review
Really enjoyed it.
on 5 March 2017
This is quite a sad yet touching tale. The ending was almost inevitable. It was hard not to dislike Ethan Frome and the way he treated Mattie. He was old enough to know better but made one bad decision after another, as he was a very weak character. He was in no way good enough for Mattie, who deserved a better and stronger man. Frome was a dullard while Mattie was lively and vivacious. He was spineless and appeared quite 'simple', and certainly deserved his shrewish wife. And she him.
The writing was very good and quite evocative. I really felt like a member of the 'cast' of characters.