I haven't read the print version
Mary Grant - steady & sensible. George Eliot's strength is how completely each character is drawn.
She does a great job of giving each character in the book.
It is not an emotional book, but interesting plumbing the depths of the interior life.
It's long but the characters draw one in to the stories of their lives.
Mr. Kipps could have been edgier.
Mr. Kipps was a bit too soft.
Get a dog - I fell in love with Spider.
Very well done ghost story.
Never read it
March - an intelligent, thoughtful character with integrity and humanity.
The betrayals by those we love most.
Put it on your must-read list.
Family, Irish, Generations
The flow of familial ties from generation to generation - the sense of time and blood ties flowing like a river without beginning or end.
The wake - recognizing Liam's child.
It appears some listeners are put off by the darkness of the book. As a survivor of family suicide I can say the book is spot on about the aftermath of suicide. It is dark, but charmingly Irish, and relieved by the dark humor so essential to surviving family tragedies. The narrator is a gifted actress and made the story authentic and more enjoyable.
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