21 August 2014

Everlasting Lane; Andrew Lovett

Everlasting Lane: A NovelEverlasting Lane: A Novel by Andrew Lovett
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I almost DNF'd this, but settled for just skimming the last 3/4. There's supposed to be some Big Secret that will be revealed, but it's too little, too late. There are passages that really work, but at other times? It just seemed that the author tried to be too lyrical, to inject too much mystery when plainer writing would have sufficed.

And then there are the characters. I just didn't really care about any of them, and it would have been very easy for Peter to have been more interesting, someone we did care about. As for "coming of age"? The time-table's too compressed, too few lessons learned or maturity gained.

ARC provided by publisher.

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