Reading winners and nominees for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction
I agree - this book was disappointingly dull!
I don't agree. I thought this was a mature and powerful book. Many books nowadays almost seem like children's books written for adults (and some are!).I liked the fact that the plot was subtle and grew over many pages. It had a gay protagonist but the novel wasn't about being gay. I agree that none of the characters were particularly likeable but I found them more real for that. In fact I found the whole book very convincing, unlike many more contrived novels I've read recently.
Thanks for sharing your points of view. It's interesting how the same book can generate such different reactions, isn't it?