reading, pa United States | Member Since 2011
I'm glad to see Audible is getting some Iris Murdoch books, she's one of my favorite authors.
Does it matter?
All of them.
I found this book to be right on par with the Twilight series - not worth my time.
I found the plot too far fetched at times - example: A group of people searching for a child in a country filled with orphans, all of whom immediately recognize her from a portrait of her aunt...Unlike two of the other reviewers I didn't find Bess to be a strong woman. The novel begins with Bess on leave from war and preparing for a trip to see her family. A stranger appears at her door and Bess, due to one request after another, spends all of her leave with the stranger's family - and NOT because she's enjoying herself. I kept wondering why she would allow this family & its priorities to overtake her life & put the feelings of her own family aside - a family longing to see her before she goes back to a war zone. I thought she should stand up to them & insist that she go home (this was, of course, before the murder).
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