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Posted August 7, 2010
New author for me; I liked this book
It's always like finding a treasure when I discover I like a book by an author unknown to me up to this point in my reading. The writing is a bit florid at times; I found I had to reread sentences sometimes to make sure I understood the author's intent. The plot is certainly unique. The dysfunctional family has some issues that are not unique, but the plot and setting give them a different twist. I would say this was a refreshing change from much of today's fiction.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 1, 2007
Not what I expected
A dear friend and fellow reader gave me this as a gift (maybe because she knows I love opera?). At any rate, my usual fare is page-turner suspense: thrillers, espionage, mysteries and such. This book is none of those things, but the writing is just phenomenal. I saw the ending a mile away, but the story is told in such a compelling way, with colorful imagery incorporating all senses and skillful use of metaphors and similies, that it just carried me along.Good stuff.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.