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Mundane read with degree of coldness at its heart
on 29 April 2015
this was the first book I had read by this writer and, although I kept reading to the end , at no point did I ever find it enthralling, gripping or exciting.
Nor did it tell me much about the human condition ) (I know this is a very big ask!)or make me think think any differently about things or surprise me at all. Overall, it was a very mundane read and , at its heart, it seemed to have a coldness with none of the characters creating any sense of empathy mostly because they were very one dimensional.
The ending was never in any doubt and it is debatable whether anyone (including the hapless Lizzie) learnt anything from their experiences at all or are simply doomed to continue making the same mistakes and feel sorry for themselves.
Somewhere in all of this sad tale, a very good book could have emerged but , sadly, it nver happened.