I don’t know how the IMPAC International Dublin Literary Award for 2000 was decided, but given that’s why I picked this book, I probably wouldn’t read anything else they awarded.
but in 2000 they gave the award to
On recent vacation this was the third of 3 books I had picked out to read.
here a Ronny there a Ronny everywhere a Ronny Ronny
I was lost from chapter 1!
The only reason that I am including it in this blog of “Books Worth Reading” is that despite not being able to follow the story very well, her descriptions are immaculate, I can see exactly what those in the story see, or at least what I imagine they see.
However the book is filled with innuendo subtle and not so subtle,
All in all a 2 out of 5 on my list and a -1 as far as books I’d recommend but if you like that sort of thing peppered through out a book, then maybe give it a try…but I guarantee, without those few pages….this book would not have been missing anything.
if you run across it a the discard pile at the local library like I did, I guess the $.50 wasn’t too bad an investment…any more in any case I’ll probably donate it back before borrowing it out to anyone I know.
sorry but if I see another book by Barker I will be most unlikely to purchase it.