Moments of brilliance and astounding writing that had me hanging off every word. But countered with some dull chapters too. I felt I knew which chapters Mandel enjoyed writing and where she had a sense of flow as she wrote.
The book has a lot of characters and they are intricately woven and built up beautifully. There is a lot of bouncing around timelines. Something I normally find frustrating, but Mandel executes this effectively too.
The book just didn’t work for me. I probably need to reflect on it more. Not every book can be a perfect fit for every reader.
- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: HarperAvenue; 1st Edition edition (9 September 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1443434868
- ISBN-13: 978-1443434867
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.2 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 386 g
- Customer Reviews: 4,648 customer ratings