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Pick up the book and just glance at any page - literally, any page.
Much has been said about the lack of plot, the lack of character development and PARTICULARLY the poor sentence structure which makes it very difficult to read.
It's a period piece in the same way Bonfire of the VAnities was; that too had caricatures for characters and hyperbolic writing.
This novel principally follows three friends about ten years after their graduation from Brown and the cousin of one who is something of an interloper, both in their lives as well... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Dazy Daisy (univ professor)
Already read it but cannot remember the plot. I think I liked it.Published 2 months ago by M. Gordon
Story starts off with characters and themes with potential that is never realized. One of those books that you suspect is worth putting down 50 pages in, keep reading hopefully,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Trevor L. Seret
A friend lent me this novel when I was in hospital recovering from major surgery. It may have been spoilt for me by all the wildly positive quotations from published reviews on the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Booknotes
I really want to like this book -- i do!! It has so much potential but like many of the reviews on here, I agree that the writing is so long winded that you forget what is going on... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I just don't get the negative reviews. I found this book to be a compelling read, with fully developed characters. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Klplmc
Having read so many glowing reviews, I was disappointed by the lack of coherent plot, the unsympathetic characters, and the fractured nature of the storytelling. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tara Innes