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I loved this about another culture and time. A great read and a story I have read more than once.
I agree it is a slow story to start. The plot becomes compelling though with lots of unexpected twists. At times, I found the scenes very confronting. Although I was interested in the story, the writing style was not artful. Maybe something was lost in translation as far as language was concerned. None of the characters are likeable, but Lisbeth does have an odd sort of appeal in a dysfucntional sort of way. Is the trilogy popular because it deals with taboo characters? I reckon it's a novel sold on hype.
If you enjoyed Brown's other books, you won't be disappointed in this one. Robert Langdon continues his feats by unravelling gruesomely encoded puzzles as the plot unfolds at a cracking pace. Compelling.
I love period novels, and this one does not disappoint. Strong characterisation and good use of tension kept me interested to the last page. Some aspect's of the plot reminded me of Blanche's story from 'A Streetcar Named Desire'. That didn't detract from the narrative though. I was interested to see where it went. If this is an appropriated text, it is done well and with twists. A good read.
The story of Lisbeth seemed to take a back seat to the other subplots. Frankly, I didn't like this novel at all. In the end, I skimmed to find Lisbeth's story. Friends tell me the backstory in this novel is needed to understand the last novel in the trilogy. After this read I did lost interest in the series. I'm sure now that the series won't endure past the hype surrounding it at the moment.
I agree with the other reviewers. This novel possesses all the ingredients of a good Australian story. The characters seemed to be very real people in a setting that I partly recognise. A teacher myself, I can endorse this vision of teaching and life in country town as accurate. I enjoyed the exploration of types of love versus lust as well as types of friendship. The writer is highly skilled even artistic in her storytelling. Her use of dance in the storytelling is unique.
A confronting read but fascinating nonetheless. It goes beyond story into an expose of some aspects of society. I can't say I enjoyed the stories, but I had to find out what happened. The middle novel was not as good as the first and last, but you need to read it to understand how the overall 'big picture' story fits together.
Interesting characters and an intriguing plot lepp me turning the pages until the end of this novel. Morton's sense of period is really good. I've read three of her books. I think the letter device is getting a bit worn though. You won't be disappoitned with this novel.