Dy's Take

December 19, 2010

Off Season by Anne Rivers Siddons

Filed under: audiobook,LitFic — Dy @ 13:09

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This made me so mad. It wasn’t a bad book, but the ending just killed it. I spent all those hours listening and getting invested in the lives of these people for THAT?!

Aside from hating the ending with a vitriolic passion it probably doesn’t deserve, I enjoyed this. The narrative jumping through time drove me batty — if you’re going to screw with a linear time there should be a plot-justifiable reason to do so and there just wasn’t in this book.  The writing, though, had moments and phrases of exquisite beauty in the midst of the annoying bits that kept me listening and wishing I was reading the book so I could see those nuggets of lyrical grace in print for myself.

For the moments of beauty I added a star; for the ending I took it back.

2.5/5

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