I am so excited to read this book. I read the first two-A Great and Terrible Beauty and Rebel Angels and thoroughly enjoyed them both. I’m really looking forward to revisiting Gemma and the other girls and seeing what they’re up to now. I guess this is the final book in the trilogy. I’m sad about that. It’s been a great series so far.
However, the story is a good one about hope and determination. It is about a six-year old little girl named Emma who disappears one day on a beach. It’s a story about how even seconds of not paying attention can change your life and those around you in a big way.
I think it was a good story. I don’t think I’d say it was great-it was just okay for me.
I love Michelle Richmond’s description of the fog. It rings so true and just sounds beautiful to me. It really captures the essence of fog beautifully.
“the fog, its dramatic presence, the way it deadens sound. The way it simply stops, rather than fading, opaque whiteness suddently giving way to clarity. Crossing from fog into sunlight, one has the feeling of having emerged. Traveling in the other direction is like sinking into a mysterious, fairy-tale abyss”
Well I couldn’t read The Gathering by Anne Enright. I tried. I read up to pg 30 or so and had to quit. I’m just not sure the writing style was grabbing me or maybe the way the story was unfolding. Anyhow, right now I need something that I can really focus on so I’m going to leave this one.
I went and read some reviews of The Gathering and for the most part, many people’s opinions match mine. That it was hard to get into and confusing. A few abandoned it as I did. I feel better-at least it wasn’t just me.
I’ve gotten a recommendation from my fellow Pageturner Jenn to read The Year of Fog. So, I’m going to go pick it up at the library today and start that instead. Oh and I’m still going to read The Other Woman by Joy Fielding.
I’ve got The Year of Fog in my possession now and have started reading. Update to follow when I’m about halfway through.