The extreme emphasis on celebrity name-dropping, place name-dropping, and privilege. It seems the real story is short and sad, and that the stage-setting and background was about the wealthy environment Quintana had grown up in. It felt shallow.
I will review my choices more carefully.
I came to this book with high expectations because I enjoyed A Year of Magical Thinking. I have read and enjoyed almost everything else that Joan Didion has written, and will try to not let this experience influence future choices.
A first-time Louise Penny reader might enjoy this book, but because I have loved the character depth and the community and the very real human interactions and relationships, I found this lacking.
The plot was thin, the characters uninteresting, and the ending betrayed the relationship Penny has developed and nurtured between Armand Gamache and Jean-Pierre.
Of course! One disappointment from eight is nothing.
Ralph Cosham is a master in capturing these novels.
Disappointment. I hope to see a return to Three Pines, but recognize she may have run her course with that quirky town and its mix of complex characters.
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