I just did not like this story at all. It had such potential for me, and just fell short. But I'm not sure how valid my opinion is.... I hated the movie Groundhog's Dog! That's pretty much what this story is, the same thing over and over. If there had just been a few less long drawn out birth scenes, I think it would have at least been a little better. Would never recommend this and would sooner poke out my eyes than read it again.
I found that this book, while well written, had me confused a lot of the time since it is not in any sort of chronological order. I enjoyed the stories and the ending, but it was not my favorite audiobook.
Redundant, boring, pointless. I kept on trying to like this book but finally I had to give up. Others may like it but it was not my cup of tea.
Avid reader. Retired harpist Consider myself knowledgeable in the English language.
Way too hard to follow. What is real, what isn't? Too confusing for my addled brain.
The book feels like a literary exercise that has gone on way too long. The same material is gone over from different angles again and again, but not a lot of insight is gained from the repetition. I kept hoping for the format or the story to yield something worth the wait by the end, but it never arrived. If you want good contemporary literary writing by a British woman, read H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald, or Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel. If you want interesting time travel writing set in WWII by a British woman, read Blackout by Connie Willis.
I'm not even sure how to review this book. As far as the narrator, it was fantastic. I was very interested until the halfway point, where it seemed to drag on and on. I held hope that something would grab and pull it all together. That never happened. The premise was so intriguing and I feel this book could have been so much more.