Just could not get into the story
Interesting using an old fairytale but I did not feel connected to the story.
I only finished the book because I could not believe that the story would not get better but it did not.
A book that lingers long after you finish it, deserves 5 stars. It is a book about a secret but it actually started with a first lie. Lies have consequences and they can lead to unforeseen consequences. People compared it to Gone Girl but that book was about sheer evil, this book is about human frailties. This book is not about black or white but many shades in between. Secrets are still present at the end of the book. Time for a sequel to see what becomes of them.A very moving read.
So many people were talking about the book, so I decided to judge for myself. I should have listened to the reviewers. Who would like this? What would they like about it?Why would they like it? When they started, why would they continue reading. She writes about unlikeable characters, make young women look stupid, and needs to get a better vocabulary. It upsets me that this is a best seller, there are so many better books out there.
The answer is yes. Beautiful Ruins and Gone Girl are my two favorites of the year. Both writers are wonderful story tellers. It gives me hope that there are truly great writers writing good literature. After enduring but not finishing The Grey books, it was refreshing to experience writers who could not only tell a good story but also write. Beautiful ruins took "life " and made it into a story.
We think we are advanced in the 21st century but Ken Follett shows us that all the themes of today's book are found in The Pillars of the Earth/
I enjoyed hearing the story from both characters as the readers makes one asumption and then changes their mind again and again.
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