Thursday, July 29, 2010
Least liked book from my holidays
I liked it for about 3/4's of the way through it and then the ending was terribly disappointing. Just wimpy.
Set in 1950's Ireland, it tells the story of a young girl Eilis, who moves to Brooklyn for a job. It's the story of her adjustment to a new life in Brooklyn and how she copes with the separation from her mother and sister. It's an understated story - nothing too dramatic. Just meanders along - pleasant enough. But the main character's inability to stand up to anyone and her compliance with whatever situations come her way (whether she likes them or not) gets quite irritating by the end.
Sadly, my least favourite book of the holidays.
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