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The Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony
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Aug 06, 12

Read from July 31 to August 06, 2012

The story is told from the viewpoint of 7 characters in alternating chapters. It's just too many voices and the chapters overlap in odd ways at times. I've read a lot of books from multiple POV and even for the best writers maintaing 3-4 characters is difficult, maintaining 7 and keeping your reader interested ESPECIALLY in a book under 320 pages is impossible. This unfortunate choice flawed the book. At most 3 of the characters were needed to tell the story and there are 2 that are completely irrelevant.
While the story of the lace maker was interesting the other story line was trite. And spend too much time in the past and was too many perspectives to keep my interest for long.
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