Aug 22, 07
Read in August, 2007
I reached page 155 in this novel, and I have decided not to continue. The protagonist, Laurel, is not compelling; the writing is unnecessarily adjectivey; the use of Tom and Daisy Buchanan, from The Great Gatsby, as characters in this novel feels tricked up; and one of the puzzles -- the "true" identity of a deceased homeless man -- is solved early and too easily for this reader's taste.
I understand, from reading other reviews in Goodreads, that I'm passing up a twist ending by abandoning this book now. So be it: I haven't been engaged enough to have worked up any wonder about the remaining mystery.