August 4th, 2014

Pros Books

There's a few hours I'll never get back

Colleen McCullough's Angel is one of those books that you just can't put down, mainly because you're racing to see if it gets any better, all the while despairing that it's getting progressively worse when you didn't think it possible. It's written in diary form and try as she might, the author just can't pull off the voice of a twentyone year old in 1960 and have it sound at all authentic. On top of which I found the main character Harriet to be rather obnoxious, and couldn't muster up any sympathy for her at all.

The premise is attractive - young naive girl moves out of home into a boarding house in the Cross, where she meets a cast of very interesting people. In fact the supporting characters were all much more interesting than the narrator. Collapse )
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