Yes. Well plotted. Interesting characters. Love the narration.
Shh... the good guys win and the bad guys get it and there is grace and compassion along the way.
Yes. I love his narration of Nation. This was quite reminiscent of that.
Well developed characters. Complicated plot coming together with connections.
Knowledge of the history and the people (I assume he's got it right, I have no idea)
Haven't finished it yet.
There are some gruesome scenes. But I think they are sort of the point.
This had been my mother's favorite book and I thought it was high time I "read" it. Listening to Bill Homewood voice these characters for over 50 hours has been nothing short of heaven. Thank you Audible.
Juliet Stevenson and Samuel West do a fine job of bringing Oscar Wilde's social commentary to life.
A better story. A better narration.
Write it the way he writes his other books. With joy and subtlety.
not so sure
All the "I" words. Maybe tell the story from someone else's p.o.v.
I have enjoyed his other books. This was a big disappointment. Even the redemptive act at the end was shallow and obvious and forced...
Only if you are committed to
Facile. Unsympathetic stupid characters.
She's wonderful. I met her when listening to The Magician's Elephant. A delight.
Mansfield Park, Pride and Prejudice and my favorite Persuasion are a much better use of your time.
I've read or listened to other books by Chris Bohjalian and have enjoyed them. I didn't like any of the characters in this book and found its structure contrived and its narration annoying. I stopped listening about half way through. (I admit I grabbed a copy from the shelf at the Big National Book Store in my neighborhood and read the ending just to confirm it was going where I suspected. It was.) I don't recommend this book. Save your money and your credits and your ears.
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