Rating: 3 out of 5

I wanted to like this more than I did as it was a recommendation from a friend. I thought the first section was wonderful - really descriptive, interesting characters, interesting story-telling, great emotions. But then it lost itself and I have to say that the last bit was a slog. And finishing it feels like a relief rather than a celebration. It’s not in the same league as Secret History.

Originally posted to my Goodreads account