I've got to admit I'm missing the vivid descriptions in this book, the flavour of old London, and the history. I want to know what happens when young Kit develops into a woman.
I was given an ARC of this novel in return for an honest review. I must admit, I took a long time to read the novel.
This extremely well written book left me floundering in a sea of incidentals. The multitude of crazy character's are hard to distinguish at the start. One third of the way through, I still hadn't grasped who everyone was in the glorious, rambling script which swept me to a dreamland full of fractured thoughts. Yet, the plot kept me fascinated—unable to look away, as if I was hanging on to the flying mane of a charging steed. With the use of the written word, instead of a brush and canvas, the author daubs colours, patterns and thoughts to build a picture.
What I liked was the unusual aspect of the way each character's mind side-tracked them.
What I didn't like was my own inability to pin down the various characters and their relationships to each other. Put that down to old age and distractions. For its sheer divergence, this is a worthy book. Of course, some people can't see the picture hidden amongst the dots. Perhaps I'm one of them.
Francene Stanley writes fantasy and paranormal novels from her study in England,