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I loved the beautiful clues throughout the story.
I can appreciate the writing, and I can understand why others might give it high praise for the book's originality, but in the end, it was just boring.
One wonders, however, if such a reference would have been necessary had the characters been more distinct and the story less convoluted.
An interesting read. Kept my attention through to the end. Had considered taking a vacation to that part of Canada and now this book reinforces my desire to travel to that area.Published 9 days ago by Mike
Very convoluted tale of Newfoundland society and fishing villages. Follows several families over a few generations. Read morePublished 1 month ago by HRS
This is magical realism transported to the Frozen North--the writer has a tremendous gift for character painting and for describing the natural environment of the Newfoundland... Read morePublished 1 month ago by StephieJo
I read with interest, then curiosity. I never knew to what extent I was expected to suspend my belief system. Maybe it should be read as allegory. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Susan Snow
Not rollicking, but nevertheless relentless. Reads as easily as Mr. Crummy writes. Lovely fiction with a twist of fantasy. Bravo.Published 2 months ago by Richard Michalsen
Weird and oddly compelling
Not sure whether I liked this book or not but I couldn't stop reading it.
It was insanely difficult to read this book. The author didn't use any punctuation when quoting, and the story just went around and around in circles with no end, resolution, or... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Danielle George
If you can sort through all the characters and how they are connected you will find a very satisfying read beautifully told, with elements of magical realism and strange characters... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kirk Calma
Why is it NOT possible to read this book and listen to the audio simultateously? I have tried repeatedly to get the audio book in sync with the print, but no dope.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer