The richness of the writing, particularly the descriptions of the physical surroundings as well as the character development was outstanding. It provided fodder for a very exciting and moving discussion--even without the suggested questions--to which we referred, but which we seemed to be discussing anyway.
Our group enjoyed reading and talking about this wonderful book.
Enlightening re the Plague in Great Britain.
I loved the book EXCEPT for the ending; it left too much up in the air.
It was so predictable that it was annoying. It was well-written and I would try that author again; however, it was so unrealistic. On the other hand, maybe it was a good thing to read something that I WISH could/would happen.
The book is packed with fabulous descriptions of everything – from events to locations to people and their habits and thought processes. Half of our group but it was too long, but the other half thought it was perfect.
It was well written and kept my attention. However, there were a few times I wasn't exactly sure what was happening as far as the painting was concerned
It was intriguing and awful at the same time It lent itself to a very heated, intelligent, and enthusiastic discussion. There were many unexplained or unclear episodes which led to some people in our group to think it might be a sequel-- although those comments were said in a joking fashion because I think we all agreed the entire concept was very scary.
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