At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed. With stunning revelations and multiple threads, and in prose that is vibrantly alive and original, Groff delivers a deeply satisfying novel about love, art, creativity, and power that is unlike anything that has come before it. Profound, surprising, propulsive, and emotionally riveting, it stirs both the mind and the heart.
- Was TOO verbose, almost to the point of distraction.
- Tried TOO hard to be something it’s not. The narrative attempted to imitate a classic novel, with its flowery descriptions and unique cadence, but it fell short.
- Tried TOO hard to be shocking.
- Had TOO many metaphors and similes. Almost every sentence had a metaphor or simile attached to it. It was serious overkill.
- Had characters who were TOO much. The characters were ridiculous, selfish, egotistical, and not very endearing.