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Did I like it - hmmmm
5 April 2014
Well, I just don't know. I finished this a few days ago and I am still trying to make up my mind. I have enjoyed all the other Atkinson books I have read and I enjoyed this - kind of. It was a bit like picking at a spot in a way, I was getting pleasure from it but I couldn't say why.
To be honest there was a section in the middle where I would have given up if I'd been the sort of person who gives up on books, this only happens when they are very,very dire. This certainly wasn't that, the writing was proficient and it was well edited and so on, but it was so gloomy and a bit depressing to be honest.
Head Hopping!!! well, the anti head hoping brigade would be having kittens.
The characters were fascinating, all of them and there were many. I did get tired of the muck and the awful food and the dreadful experiences. There were times when I wanted to shout at Effie "Get a Grip Girl" and times when I wanted to wrap her in a nice warm blanky.
The ending however was good, I had an inkling a very short time before the reveal but not too long before.
Taken all round I would say yes I enjoyed the read, it was different and it was well done but there's no getting away from it it was WEIRD.