I love a good long read with well developed characters and plots. This book goes too far...it develops everything...from rocks to dead snakes. This author also seems to have an unusual interest in snakes throughout the book. Hopefully, there will be a part 2 that will end and resolve this book and it will not go on, and on, and on. As a southerner, I thought the funniest part of the book was the way the narrator managed to mispronounce and mangle southern jargon. She tried to mimic a generic accent and mixed Texas twang with Georgia drawl, Cajun inverted grammar with old "Step & Fetch It" dialogue...all done at a quick yankee clip. As the regional flower of the south, she could have at least learned to pronounce kudzu correctly. She also managed to pronounce "crappie" so that it sounded like something that should be floating in a commode.
In general...don't bother with this one. It's dull, boring, overly long and ends up going nowhere.
I just finished The Goldfinch and enjoyed it immensely, so thought I would enjoy The Little Friend. It is set in the south and the narrator has a very distracting southern accent. I am a southerner myself, but could not identify what the accent was supposed to be. But the worst part was that every sentence sounded like it had an exclamation point at the end(!) It was so artificial that I could not pay attention to the story. I quit after a few chapters and bought the hardcover book.
I am so angry at the author Donna Tart. I just finished this book and I'm very dissapointed! The author did a horrible job on the ending and it ruined it for me. The story, even though slow at times, pulled me in and I enjoyed learning about the characters and the history around them. I anticipated a great ending and was very dissapointed when it just ended, without anything resolved.
I recommend you save your time and read something else.
After listening to this book, I was left wondering what happened. All of the loose ends created through the book were never addressed: the murder, family issues, illnesses, threats...etc.
After almost twenty-six hours of listening, the book suddenly ends. So beware of this one if you like resolved endings.
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it's a good drama but I was surprised with the abrupt end. the performance was great and engaging. the story and characters had a good atmosphere surrounding them. reminds me of Tom sawyer
Boring characters, slow plot, and very annoying performance. The summery makes this book sound much more interesting than it is. Very misleading.
The book wasn't as good as I thought it would be. I was hoping the girl would actually find the killer or the sister would remember something. Disappointing.
about to purchase the third book by this author. fabulous read! can't wait to see what story she tells next!!