Monday, January 3, 2011
The thing that strikes me about these Victorian novels is how shitty everybody treats each other. I guess it makes for good drama, but *geh* all that unchecked emotion is just so draining. I'm also not a big fan of the 'narrated' story. Just who is doing the talking, and who is doing the action, anyway? It's got all the elements of a family saga and a story of unrequited love with a splendid Gothic setting, mystery and ghosts, but for the first book out of the gates for 2011? -ehn- I'm underwhelmed.
I may have to read this one again.
~Victorian Literature Challenge
~Gothic Reading Challenge
One down for each.