Dec 06, 08
Read in November, 2008
Rich in descriptive language and character development. Complex and disturbing with layers of nuance. Really places you at the time and place of the novel and gives a great perspective through the eyes of a child.
While I loved the detail I also felt it was too long. About three fourths of the way through I almost put it down but felt like after 600 pages I was too invested not to finish. It picked back up, drew me back in before the ending. The second part of the book resolved the book but it felt a bit less developed than the first part. Madeleine as an adult was not quite as compelling.