I liked it! Am I the only one? Yes it was bleak (especially at the beginning) but got less so and turned into a proper grown up faiytale imo. I can see it would not be everyone's cup of tea, but I wouldn't give up on it solely because of the bleakness as it does get... well, not cheerful, but less bleak!
Bored me rigid. (or frozen). Could have been about half the length, as I got a bit peed off with the continual freeze, thaw and homespun wisdom. And the feathers on the wedding dress- I bet that smelt rank
Maybe I should give it another go. It's the combination of gritty and magic realism that gets to me. And the sense of impending doom - but from the sounds of it, maybe the doom doesn't arrive after all.
I've always been a fast reader, but as I've got older/had children my attention span has waned. Films, books and tv programmes are all getting short shrift. (No measure of quality, btw, I just need them to be gripping in some way).
How bad is it to give up on a book club book? We're meeting tomorrow night and I've read about a third, but oh. My. God. I find it dreary. I suppose that's my feedback, but I feel quite naughty just giving up relatively early in the book. What do you think? Will I be a book club black sheep?