Jenny (Reading Envy)’s review of Fates and Furies > Likes and Comments

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message 1: by Sarah (new)

Sarah I didn't like Arcadia much either, but willing to give this a go.


message 2: by Judy (new)

Judy There was not any way to see it coming, but once it did, it seemed so obvious.


message 3: by Nichole (new)

Nichole Hi Jenny, I am a sucker for well written marriage novels too! Do you have recommendations for some that you have read and loved?


message 4: by Laura (new)

Laura It was refreshing to read a story of a marriage that was neither sexless nor containing adulterous affairs. I can't say I saw the second half coming, but I definitely knew there was more to Mathilde than Lotto seemed to see. Times when she looked at him sharply, or the period of time when she was grey and lifeless. I could also sense that there was something not quite right about her employment. When he kept calling her a saint, it seemed off because no one is a saint. But yes, the second half was really shocking.


message 5: by Jim (new)

Jim Did she kill Leo Sen?


message 6: by Laura (new)

Laura Jim wrote: "Did she kill Leo Sen?" I don't think so . . . wasn't she out of the country in Thailand during that time period? But I don't think she was sad he was dead, as she saw him as a rival for Lotto's affections.


message 7: by Dree (new)

Dree I loved the second half of this novel--the first half I struggled through (and I was very ambivalent about Arcadia too). But the second half! It pulled it all together. Wow.


message 8: by Lyn (new)

Lyn Caglio Excellent review, Jenny.


message 9: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Mccarthy Bought it at HPB based on your stars— and because I enjoyed Arcadia very much. Wow— I didn’t see that coming at all! I had concern that a woman writer had characters— especially the main female— that had no depth. And then the Furies part began. Oh my!


Jenny (Reading Envy) Jessica wrote: "Bought it at HPB based on your stars— and because I enjoyed Arcadia very much. Wow— I didn’t see that coming at all! I had concern that a woman writer had characters— especially the main female— th..."

It is a "long game" indeed. :)


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