The cure for lonliness is solitude
I long ago abandoned myself to a blind lust for the written word. Literature is my sandbox. In it I play, build my forts and castles, spend glorious time." .
🌵NOT A POPULAR OPINION,
But here goes:- I would never have picked this book, if it weren't for bookstagram. At one point it was everywhere.
It may not be the book's fault that I didn't like it.
Maybe after reading more mature content with coherent and purposeful narratives, you don't connect with the emotional turmoils of mild, meek and misleading nature. 🤷
Perhaps all coming of age novels are outside my interest boundaries.🤔 I simply did not buy the convoluted interwined stories of Marianne and Connell. 🤦
Marianne's family hates her for what reason is not explained till the very end. It was important because she seems to base her unworthiness on this very premise. Why does her brother treat her so bad?🙆
I was hoping for something to come up to redeem this story, but no backstory was offered.
Nothing is revealed about Connell's father, and his character curve seemed inconsistent and wobbly to me. I was hoping for some background to his mom's character as well. Hers is perhaps the most well structured female character.
The only consistent theme in the book are encounters between the two protagonist.
Unnecessary developments like masochism, depression, and suicide failed to lend it the depth it desperately needed. 🤦
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