The Summer House: A Trilogy (movie tie-in)by Alice Thomas Ellis
Margaret and Syl are getting married. Alas for Margaret, who views her impending union with the odious Syl in the same way a ship must view a shipwreck. Alas for Mrs. Monro, Syl's mother, who harbors severe doubts about the entire male gender--not least of all her son. Alas for Lili, the high-spirited temptress who is willing to do anything to prevent this disastrous misalliance, even if that means sacrificing herself.
- Penguin Publishing Group
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 5.32(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.68(d)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews
So depressing I wasn't sure if I really wanted to finish this book, but I slogged through just to see if there was anything redeeming in the final chapter. What great reviews but great disapointment. The characters, except for Lili, were quite boring, no life, no depth, no soul. All the characters were bland, one dimensional and depressing. They didn't like anyone else, they used each other, they schemed against one another but in ways that the reader knew they would; they were pitiful. Margaret was bland and couldn't make a decision if her life depended on it. Mrs. Monroe was an old biddy that surprisingly showed just a bit of compassion. Lili tied it up just enough at the end that there was some resolution. If this is what we were supposed to get out of this novel, then the author succeeded, but it was a long, boring trip. I received this book from GoodReads in exchange for an honest opinion.
This was a very interesting book with just enough twists and secrets to keep you guessing. I loved the different views provided by each of the voices - you truely felt they were different people writing. Even though you knew the ending of story after reading the first of the trilogy, it was still interesting to see the world from their perspective.