Comments: 13
BrokenTune 4 years ago
"If Ann Patchett wrote doomsday novels, ..." I really like that comparison. (The book didn't do much for me, tho.)
Darth Pedant 4 years ago
I was really invested in Kirsten's story. The rest was a mixed bag. Some of it felt like a whole lot of set-up with no payoff, like the paperweight Kirsten carried and Jeevan's entire story arc. I occasionally found myself wishing the Dr. Eleven graphic novels were real so I could read those instead.
Tannat 4 years ago
I think I felt much the same about the graphic novels and there was minimal Toronto (I was hoping for more). I don't recall the writing itself bothering much but I read it a couple years ago.
Darth Pedant 4 years ago
It skipped around too much for my taste, bouncing from character to character, back and forth along the timeline. I don't mind a little skipping around, but this felt like the book was allergic to focusing on any one thing or person for too long.
Kaethe 4 years ago
Darth Pedant 4 years ago
Can't win 'em all. :/
Elentarri's Book Blog 4 years ago
Pity, but at least there is another book off the maybe, want to read one day pile. :)
Darth Pedant 4 years ago
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Life is short. Mount TBR is tall. ;)
Tannat 4 years ago
Mount TBR towers over all...
4 years ago
I felt the exact same way about this book.
Darth Pedant 4 years ago
I should've just read your review and called it a day. I felt like this was a 700 page book cut down by half and all the stuff that would have made me really care about all these characters was left on the editing room floor with all the payoffs for the dangling set-ups.
Portable Magic 4 years ago
Ah. This one is on my planned bingo list, too. Hopefully, performed on audio, the style choices won’t be as apparent or annoying.
Darth Pedant 4 years ago
Audio might improve it, actually, especially if the narrator adopts a different voice for character thoughts. Lots of people love this book, and I can see why. Who knows? You might be one of them. :)