Exceptionally rendered story in which exactly the right amount of information is given at each stage to build incredible suspense. I have been a passionate reader for 50 years, so that often I can guess plot development and resolutions. This novel kept me guessing!
The richnes of the vocabulary, the masterful suspense, the deep morsels of wisdom.
Katy. Her power of observation of telling details of body language, manners and customs. Especially, because she kept an ongoing comparison of these as they are lived in the higher strata of society and at the level of the middle class.
Katy. Rebecca Lowman achieved a rare marvel of comming across as I would imagine the character, with her background and personality to sound.
Her voices for ALL the other characters is incredible. She created a singular voice for each person, which brought across age, gender, status and approach to life.
Katy. For her premature wisdom of realizing how we are each born with certain gifts or characteristics and the choice of what to do with them. Then a few years ahead in life there are a few moments when some unusual oportunities present themselves to us. And it is up to us to be ready, to recognize them as crossroads and make decisions which will affect the rest of our lives.
For me it is the best book I have read in the past 5 years and I would nominate Rebecca Lowman for Best Reader 2011.
It tells in a fashion which makes it easy to follow related stories. These contain diverse cultural traditions and customs of several nations. It also presents various mindsets regarding migration.
The terrible downside is the detail in which the author describes intimate scenes and his character's craving for blood and excrement.
The performance is excellent.
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