Deftly plotted and lushly written. Inventive and devastating. Bizarre and beautiful. Highly recommended.
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I was excited about this after how amazing Patchett’s novel “Bel Canto” was, but sadly this does not live up to its predecessor. The descriptions are lush and atmospheric and the characters are intriguing, but her hand is too heavy on the plot and the dialogue is terribly oratory. Throw in a bizarre and unsatisfying ending and ultimately it’s all disappointing.
An absolute favourite since I was seven years old—reread this one after watching the first movie.
Not her strongest collection of stories, but a couple of them were excellent and the entire thing was entertaining. One of my favourite mystery writers.