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Well-written but underdeveloped
am 29. Juli 2000
I enjoyed the author's sparkling prose and ability to set a scene. Her vivid portraits of people and places were excellent, and her depiction of another era certainly absorbed me. As several people have noted, the character of Nan King is quite lacking. I found her to be selfish, spoiled, and shallow--I didn't care what happened to her after a certain point in the book. I did not believe in her final love, which is a shame since the book started out so promisingly. I'd rather read about a person who endures hardship with their awareness of other humans intact. Nan did not redeem herself in the end.