Monday, November 15, 2010

Book # 36 - The Postmistress - Sarah Blake

The PostmistressThe Postmistress by Sarah Blake

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Oh this book, I found it quite unbearable to be honest. I have to say it was possibly one of the most boring and tedious things I have ever read. I know that calling something boring may often come across as a lazy critique, but I really don't think there is a more apt description to be had. The story is told from three different POVs, and although at first I found one of those perspectives more interesting than the others, eventually they all just meded into one big, fat ball of meh.

The characters were all frustrating and flat. Even when I was supposed to be feeling something for them, I simply couldn't bring myself to care enough. It is such a shame that given the time when this novel was set and the subject matter, the authour's 'voice' constantly got in the way of the story taking me out of it every step of the way. Doors are never just opened, they always shudder open. We never simply hear someone's footsteps, said footsteps always echo. It became incredibly tedious in a novel where the stores were flat and the plot was mediocre at best. All in all, it felt like much ado about nothing.

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