A short story with numbing padding,
This review is from: A Map Of The World (Paperback)
Reading this book was a roller coaster of page turning frenzy interspaced with tedious boredom. A strong storyline, but so much padding and characters that are difficult to believe in, Alice is such a drippy bore with sort of philosophy that would leave dinner guests glaze eyed, and Terresa just doesn't exist. I have no objection to a simple storyline and padding, e.g. The The White Tiger is like that, but unlike this, it is superbly entertaining.
I got through it - I wanted to know what happens, but slowly as I had no interest in hearing about ... oh I forgot already, yes most of the padding is bad.
PS my wife liked it.