I struggled a little with this book as I felt the first third was far too descriptive of eg all the furniture in every different room, what buildings looked like, scenery etc. Her female characters are usually stronger too - a lot of the time Joyous seemed almost childlike, and then describing her constantly with 'small hands, small feet, small shoulders' only added to that impression - as did the part when she discovered a flushing toilet ...
"... ten minutes and twelve gurgling flushes later ..." - and that's not counting the 2 previous flushes she'd already done! Sorry, but no matter how fascinating or how much of a novelty it was, I really can't see a young woman doing that for more than 3 or 4 times max - it would be just too immature and silly - 12 is pushing the envelope too far I'm afraid!
There were parts that I did enjoy and it was never so bad that I didn't overall find it a pleasant enough read - but only under $5.
- Publisher: Thorndike Pr; Large Print edition (1 July 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786205008
- ISBN-13: 978-0786205004
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.8 x 22.2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 794 g
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews