Friday, June 07, 2013
But Morton can’t seem to tell this story in a coherent manner. It’s buried under all sorts of chaff and digressions and subplots about the three odd sisters who took Meredith in, about her daughter (who is shocked to discover this episode in her mother’s past), and some mystery about a lost letter and a lost lover. Chapters jump back and forth in time randomly and for some reason the chapters set in the present have names and those set in the past are just numbered. Thus a chapter called “The Plot Thickens” is followed by a chapter called “Four.” As my dad says, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
I can’t tell you how disappointed I was. The only thing worse than a bad book is a bad book with a good book inside it.
(Book 17, 2013)