Catching Up Challenge
I've owned this book for three years now, read several reviews; and until this challenge, could not bring myself to read it. Right from the first, I found the writing to be very elegant and poetic. But it left me a little cold with the big words and involved descriptions. The book starts with the story of 13-year-old Briony, who is excited to put on a play she wrote for her brother who is arriving hoome that evening. We get a glimpse into Briony's mind, that of her older sister, Cecilia, her invalid mother, and the charlady's son, Robbie. And that is as far as I got. I read about a hundred pages and really only liked the character of Robbie. The rest seemed so self-involved and a little weird. Then Robbie writes two versions of a letter to Cecelia and the wrong-one gets delivered. I found myself feeling a little sick because there is plenty of intimation that this event will change everyone's lives. Then the is the sexual encounter in the library and I just decided that I really didn't want to continue with this book when I was struggling with it anyway. So I quit. I just read the synopsis on Amazon and maybe I made a mistake. The storyline sounds really interesting, but I was a third into and hadn't felt it yet. Maybe someother day, maybe not.
CATCHING UP CHALLENGE