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A tedious tale about an agoraphobic
on 8 April 2012
I would have enjoyed this book a lot more if most of the characters had not behaved so abominably.It is difficult to have much sympathy with such a boorish, reclusive hero. His behaviour seems mainly driven by his desire to have sole stud rights for a horse, and this drives much of the book. His brother-in-law, half -crazed with grief, has developed a gambling addiction. Much of the plot is due to the inability of most of the characters to communicate with each other. The heroine seems incapable of standing up for herself and the story sort of dwindles to a halt. I did not find it an edifying read and wondered why I had bothered.