16 February 2014

Mind of Winter; Laura Kasischke

Mind of WinterMind of Winter by Laura Kasischke
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Very nearly a DNF, but this was such a short read that I finished it anyway.

If you didn't know that the author was a poet, you might be puzzled by the repetition and some of the writing. As it was, I was annoyed because what works in poetry doesn't always work well in prose. The phrase "something followed them home from Russia" could have been placed at interesting junctures as a way to keep the tension going but it seemed to be sort of randomly inserted. And the psychological tension was just lacking - in retrospect, I could say "oh, ok, that was a clue" but at first read it just felt like a mother/moody daughter in the middle of a blizzard with unnecessary digressions into the past.

ARC provided by publisher.

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