Actually, bloody good. It doesn't MATTER what the author has written before, this is a great story with a great cast of characters from the truly horrible and repulsive to mildly distasteful to the quite likeable. I loved reading about the connected events and lives in Pagford, the dark thoughts and gossip of the bored and bitchy residents, the way Barry's death sparked off the series of events that culminated in me finishing the book in floods of tears. My quibble: would a 16-year-old use the word 'apologia'?! Aside from that, a stonking good book, very readable. Poor reviews be damned!
23 people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?