Always a pleasure to head back to Botswana and I was immediately engaged in the tale. When it ended, I thought there must be some mistake, I double checked that it had downloaded correctly! It's one thing to solve the "mysteries" and another to just talk about solving them--which is what the novel did. It seemed like the last two chapters must be missing.
No, although I loved it while it lasted, I am still frustrated by the lack of resolution and abrupt ending.
I honestly thought a chapter had been left out at the end, if not two. It was just over, that really changed the rating I would have given this book. In terms of a book of addiction, codependency and love--I thought it was doing a great job. But it......stopped.
I was intrigued, but it felt like the author just cut the story short. Where is the rest of it?
Yes, it is beautiful, sad and lyrical.
How well the author captured the different personalities and brought them to life.
The characters were, at the same time, dishonest and self-righteous. I kept waiting for them to change, but they got worse.
Not at all.
Yes, she did a good job switching from American to Bangladesh characters.
The husband, the father, the cousin....most of them!
The words obdurate and harmonic are overused.
Interesting, but I was so ready to be done already.....
I was so excited to listen to this book after The Hunger Games, what a disappointment. Predictable, no character growth, Katniss' martyrdom is tiring. In the first book, I was hoping to find out what was occuring back in District 12, or in the capitol, while Katniss and Peeta were in the arena. This element would have added depth to this book. It is hard to root for Gael, when you don't get to know him. I had to force myself to finish this...
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