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Obedience by Jacqueline Yallop
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Mar 21, 2012

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Read from March 21 to 30, 2012

I was not able to develop an understanding of the characters' motivations and therefore did not feel a connection to the story. The unevenness of the jumps between eras made the plot difficult to follow. I often felt that the reader was expected to fill in the detail between broad hints at what has happened and why. Dr. Yallop's style of writing is more impressionistic and unfocused than it is a mode of story-telling. This was a challenging truth to tell and Dr. Yallop has attempted to humanize the tragedy and horrors of the effect of cruelty on both victims and offenders. It is an interesting book.

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