am 2. November 2013
This review submitted to Amazon.uk and Amazon.com. Book bought on Amazon.uk
As many reviews have written - (see Amazon.uk and Amazon.com) nöt easy to get into. Slow start, and sometimes confusing. Getting the voices straight, figuring who's talking and about whom and when is challenging. At least for the first 50 or so pages.
Then it starts to fall into place. It's making sense. You know Beth, you know Arthur. And you don't really care about Derek.
Now you're hooked. What happened to Beth and Arthur, why aren't they together, what's going to happen to them????
There is something in their past. What ? Will they come together again ? It's written as a puzzle, and isn't life a puzzle ?
I almost gave up, but obviously persevered. It's written so well, the prose is beautiful, the plot is intriquing and the main
characters are believable and likeable. I needed to find out what happened in the past and what the future would hold.
The reward was in the conclusion. One star deducted because I was pushing it to continue past the first few dozen pages.
am 24. März 2015
Furchtbares Buch. Grauenhaft. Musste es für die Uni lesen, fand es furchtbar. Die Story mag interessant sein, durch die Art in der Kennedy schreibt geht jedoch nichts wirklich vorwärts, es zieht sich alles extrem in die Länge.
2 Sterne gibt's, da meine Freundin meinte das sei eindeutig ein "Frauen-Buch", da könne ich als Mann klar nichts mit Anfangen. Sie fand's aber auch recht anstrengend.
Definitiv nichts für den Sommerurlaub, ziemlich deprimierend.