Great characters, an interesting engaging story and so well read. The characters lingered in my mind when I wasn't listening to the book and the time flew past when I did listen. This book is totally worth adding to you list of books to read.
Yes, please add this book to your library.
Anna Fields did a wonderful job portraying each character. She breathed life into each personality. Wonderful job!
Can't We All Just Get Along
I'd actually give this novel a high 4-star rating. The characters were complex and interesting, as were their intricate relationships. I prefer character-driven novels over those with emphasis on action and plot. While this novel certainly had moments of high drama and suspense, these were brief and infrequent. Instead, I found myself drawn into the lives of the people in this book as they evolved within the strange isolated environment they occupied. There was a growing sense of foreboding, a knowledge that this suspension of reality could not last, that none of the inhabitants could be warned or protected.
So why not a 5-star rating? The ending, the very last page or two, left me unsatisfied by its implausibly. It seemed contrived, as if the author needed to tie up the ends of chaos neatly and make some sense of tragedy. For me, her solution did not work. Still, I recommend this book for the rest of it which did succeed in engaging me completely. I plan to read more books by this author in order to enjoy her mastery of language and rich characters.
I was bored for much of the first half of this book, maybe I was distracted or stressed. But it snuck up on me. I truly could not predict the ending, and that is rare for me. Lovely writing.