I found this happened every time I would start reading the next part of the book.
By contrast, the ending quarter of the book felt rushed, almost pushed at the reader trying to come up with an explanation that didnt really fit the novel at all.
I did not like the main character, I did not like the developments and the ending.
This book is a psychological journey from start to finish, and its implications reach deeply within and all around us, from the nuclear American family to the treatment of Iraqi... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Richard Bon
Even after reading the excerpt, it was not what I thought it was going to be. A man buys land with a fixer-upper house and a castle on it in a town where he has history. Read morePublished 13 months ago by S. Johnson
This is why I didn't read very far into this novel. I have never heard of a real estate agent who would suggest that the person who just said he wanted to buy the farm should give... Read morePublished 15 months ago by C. E. Selby
I am really interested to see that this book got reviews that are completely at opposite ends of the spectrum. Read morePublished on February 24, 2012 by Rhonda
This novel started out intriguing, but slowly evolved into a dark, creepy story. Unless you are into sadism and animal cruelty, stay away. Read morePublished on July 8, 2011 by Blue Ridge Mountains
Several of the reviews got it right: it started off well. At a point the book drops off - or maybe my waning interest sensitized me to some of the other flaws in the book. Read morePublished on May 23, 2011 by Phillip A. Keefe
Castle is one of those books that grabbed me and did not let go. I've put down many a book because the writing bored me or the characters fell flat, but with the exception of one... Read morePublished on March 10, 2011 by Amazon Customer
100 pages too long. And for a 210 page novel, that's saying something. It should have either been a short story or been fleshed out by the author much more deftly. Read morePublished on January 21, 2010 by Kort
Wow, what a completely terrible book. The style was interesting - spare and clean, though mired a bit in unnecessary details. Read morePublished on September 11, 2009 by Sugarpop