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The Little Red Chairs
- By: Edna O'Brien
- Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
- Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
Vlad, a stranger from Eastern Europe masquerading as a healer, settles in a small Irish village where the locals fall under his spell. One woman, Fidelma McBride, becomes so enamored that she begs him for a child. All that world is shattered when Vlad is arrested, and his identity as a war criminal is revealed.
- By Sharey on 05-04-16
Well written, poorly conceived
The writing was often beautiful, but whatever the concept for the novel, or whatever inspired the structure of the novel, was poorly executed. There is often very little cohesion between chapters, which is often disorienting. I frequently had to check to see if I had skipped forward several chapters. Also, and perhaps because of this, there is very little meaningful character development. The narrative structure is relatively incoherent. I would not recommend this book.
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