- Author George Eliot
I think I knew within a couple of chapters that I wasn’t going to particularly enjoy this one, but as it was so short, I kept on ploughing through it. Gradually, I got into it a bit more, but by the end, I wasn’t sure I’d learnt anything, or would remember what I had just read.
I couldn’t quite see the point of it. It wasn’t following a village of people through their lifetime, as there was a huge sixteen year gap in the middle. It wasn’t quite a you-get-what-you-deserve situation, as there were plenty of characters who didn’t. At first everyone was quite miserable, and in the end they seemed happy, but how they got there didn’t seem all that interesting.
I’m disappointed that I didn’t like it, but sometimes books just aren’t for you and this is one of those.