Friday, December 16, 2011

There But for The by Ali Smith

There but for theThere but for the by Ali Smith

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Based on the reviews and descriptions of this book on Best of the Year lists, I expected to love this book. A bit quirky? Fine. Written from different viewpoints? Fine. Not linear? Probably fine, just so there was some sort of logic that I could follow.

They neglected to mention that the wit and wordplay became precious, or that the reader would reach the end of the book still having no clue why Miles (aka Milo) had locked himself in the room for months, which I found incredibly frustrating.

It seems this is a book for special readers and I wasn't special enough....

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