Monday, June 23, 2008

Oscar and Lucinda - Farm Lane Book's Review

This book started off really well. The characters were well drawn, and I felt an emotional attachment to them from the beginning. The plot flowed smoothly until about Oscar's arrival in Australia, when I found it lost it's pace and grip on me. I think that without the tension between Oscar and Lucinda this part of the book was lacking that magic spark. I ploughed on through these lifeless, boring pages and was grateful when it improved in the last 50 pages - I loved the shocking ending. Overall it was very good, but could do with being a slightly shorter.
Rated: 3.5 out of 5


  1. Hi Jackie. I finished this one not too long ago and actually felt the opposite. I enjoyed it more after they met. That's the beauty of this blog! Many good perspectives to bounce around.

  2. Hi Trevor! I'm worried about you reading Andrew Miller now - it is best to read books recommended by people who think the same as you!! Let me know what you think of it though - I'd love it if you liked it.