Winter is coming.
Winter is coming.
What a year
A year of discovery
Old and new
In a shattering world.
How simple and complex it is at the same time. How nice and harsh the weather and the people can be. how dry and cold or hot and snowy .. just a nation of contradictions.
This is a 3.5 rating for this novel.
I feel the author is ambitious and I would give her credits for trying and she’s got some effort into this novel.
The main characters Lee Fleming the flamboyant poet in residence at an all girl college at Stillwater and Peggy ‘ Megan’ villiancourt a lesbian student who became his wife and then a mother and then a runaway.
Ten chapters from the 1960s till 1980s. Their children are separated and two narratives appear. The male and the female. yet both are confused in their own ways and each one is built on lie , love , deception and devotion.
It starts as a campus novel which I wished it stayed a campus novel with booze, affair, drugs etc but it breaks into a separate narrative that didn’t allow the female to.grow she was still stuck in her sexuality. . she couldn’t express herself for fear of being exposed.
The last two chapters felt sort of boiled and not done properly. Maybe sugar coated .. too many coincidence
Though the language is beautiful and brilliant, I feel the author would a winner as a poet if she decides to go that way.
One of the most anticipated novels of 2015. More like an early draft of To Kill a Mockingbird. The book is not coherent enough, it’s more like snippets and vignettes that would have lead to something concrete and understandable.
I didn’t enjoy it as much as I enjoyed To Kill a Mockingbird. It lacked that climax event that was in the Mockingbird.
Though it was nice to visit Maycomb and see what happened in two decades.