"Susan" wrote:CW, so it isn't just me? There is a definite lack of description of characters and setting, no figurative language, etc. I feel as if this whole novel is just Margaret's stream of consciousness.
Yes, Susan, that's it! Perfect analogy. It is
very steam of consciousness; it has a breathless feel to its pacing which, while engaging at moments, also falters because I feel as though I'm being dragged along inside Margaret's head with no way to get my physical bearings. I miss PG's strong sense of detail that permeate her other works. I just looked through my favorite of hers, The Boleyn Inheritance
, and it reads almost like a different author's work.