Friday, July 1, 2016

Review: The Past

The Past The Past by Tessa Hadley
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

There's a reason why I did not like this book and I believe it may not have to do with the author, the plot or the writing. I had anticipated enjoying Tessa Hadley's novel because I'd read her before and this story promised to be one that I'd relish. But I grew impatient with the characters, the plot and the multitude of descriptions about the countryside and its woodlands.

I believe the cause of my dissatisfaction was the fact that during the time I was reading this novel I was also immersed in all the steps it takes to move to another home. The result was my lack of focus on the characters and the events in the novel. I have often heard it said that moving is one of life's most stressful events. If there's a next time, I'll take that message to heart and save my reading hours until I'm settled.

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