Monday, July 12, 2010

Big Blue Book fulfills cover expectations

The Children's BookThe Children's Book by A.S. Byatt

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

If you like books set in England at the turn of the 20th Century that feature people with enough money to indulge their eccentricities you might like this one. There are lots of references to political and social movements of the period.
This book moved rather slowly and had lots of people drifting in and out. At one point I was going to stop reading it, but decided to keep at it just to see what happened to the characters. It makes you think that maybe all their quirks KEPT the characters from being happy.
This is not the happiest book I've ever read.

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