LOVE! This book was great. Very sad. A wonderfully told story. Knowing the ending at the beginning of the book, made it impossible to stop listening. I was dying to know what happened to lead up to what we knew to be the ending. I highly recommend this one. Love, love, love it!
Capote provides over-abundant details of every person, place and thing that came near the Clutter family or the killers in this pioneering true crime novel. I always wanted to read this book, but found it a little dry and it was very slow going. The audio is a different story. Having this book read to you makes it more exciting than it ever could have been if I had read it myself.
Too frenetic. There are a lot of interesting and creepy things going on in this story line, but they tend to take away from one another. For one thing, I got the impression this was going to be a haunted house type of story, and I don't think it succeeded in being one. Sure there are "ghosts", but it seems like Capt. Chip is the only one haunted by them. The house itself has secrets, but no real ghosts, even with the body of a 12 year old boy buried in the basement. It felt like the author tried to cram too many ideas into one story. The beginning started off great with the plane crash, and the plane crash was a great reason for the family to move to Northern NH, however, it may have been better for me, if their new house was haunted because of the previous incident with Sawyer Dunmore than just by the spirits that attached themselves to the Capt. There was just too much going on for any of it to get intense enough to actually be scary. I was pleasantly surprised by the unexpected non-happy ending. I would not recommend this book to a fellow reader.
Yuck. This is my second Ann Patchett book, and I know that's not enough to make a sweeping generalization about her writing style. However, I will say that the two books I've read were of the same formula. An enticing begin, with a long, drawn out, and boring middle, followed by an abrupt and rushed ending where everything is neatly wrapped up in a great hurry. This book was unrealistic to the extreme, and I found reading it to be painful at times. Strong dislike. I have no idea how this book won any awards. Usually if I don't like an award winning book, I can atleast see some redeeming qualties. Not the case here.
Whoa! I LOVE this book. The story is brilliantly written and the characters really come to life. There are SO many threads and the author weaves them together beautifully in the end. The people and places really come alive while your reading, Kate Morton did such a wonderful job with her descriptive writting. I found each character to be endearing and then disappointing in their own way and in their own time as I read this book. Some coming full circle to redeem themselves again. A dark family history full of secrets and twists. A new favorite and a MUST READ!
Similar story pattern to HOUSE AT RIVERTON, but I loved RIVERTON so I liked this one too. Lots of twists and turns, some predictable. Kate Morton weaves a great tale and paints a beautiful picture with her prose. The whole thing was a little sad, and I wish Eliza didn't give up so much for Rose. She certainly didn't deserve it.
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