Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Handful of Dust


This book was nothing like I was expecting it to be. At first it seemed like your average Victorian family story, where the wife goes off to have an affair. But then it just got more and more intense. It seemed as though there were two stories in here together though, and by that I mean two entirely separate books. Not to give away the story, but it seemed to go off on such a tangent that I forgot how the beginning of the book even related to the end. Perhaps that was the nature of stories at the time, needing some sort of adventure element, but it seems very odd to me as a modern reader.
In saying this though, I was very involved in the story and adequately moved by it.
An interesting read, well worth a go.

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