Review by altecocker
November, 21 2004
Pros: It has what might be described as a subtle humor that permeates the book.
Cons: Annoying "style" of writing, vague plot,shallow characters and not much point.
Review by drvon
May, 03 2004
Pros: Has some funny moments, quietly moving, unique setting and characters.
Cons: Hard to read at first, lack of definite plot, not enough comedy.
Review by sandimck
November, 20 2002
Pros: Very different story line and writing style...both totally intriguing!
Cons: Maybe the writing style....until you get used to it.
Review by pageclot
October, 29 2002
Pros: In a quiet way, uplifting and gently humourous
Cons: Suffers from typical writer obsessions with food, flora and fauna.
Review by dancingpen
July, 27 2002
Pros: Ms. Proulx tells basic truths of life
Cons: Includes some difficult-to-understand moments and dull details necessary to the ebb and flow of life
Review by pegbundy3266
September, 04 2001
Pros: Keeps you interested
Cons: This author overly uses her artistic license in the "period" department.
Review by LouiseWR
December, 07 2000
Cons: I couldn't buy the plot at all;unattractive in every way
Review by jasonalang
October, 22 2000
Pros: Some dark humor, somewhat lovable characters.
Cons: Almost no character development, plotline next to nil.
Review by miridunn
October, 04 2000
Pros: lively original writing; great characters; a tale as strange as any truth
Cons: fragmented sentences a recurring technique
Review by sarhaha11
June, 07 2000
Pros: well written
Cons: it just doesn't have that spark
Review by sundowner59
April, 30 2000
Pros: Character development, unique setting
Cons: Choppy style -- but readable
Review by MissMarti
April, 03 2000
Pros: Clear, beautifully written
Review by MerryChristman
March, 29 2000
Cons: Jarring writing style, a dull protagonist, and a depressing story
Review by kjjrj
March, 28 2000
Pros: Author creates story with literary risks that define its atmosphere
Cons: Not all of the risks work fully
Review by NoniaBidnis
January, 31 2000
Pros: wonderful story lines and good characters
Cons: "difficult" writing style to read
Review by romeow
December, 21 1999
Pros: Fabulous slice of (a very strange) life
Cons: Difficult narrative style
Review by lhiggins1
December, 18 1999
Pros: meaningful, easy to relate
Cons: story drags on a little
Review by heidi9
October, 17 1999
Pros: interesting, good love story
Cons: fiction shouldn't be compared to fact
Review by DWG
October, 16 1999
Pros: beautifully written, with a quiet humor
Cons: difficult to get going
Review by neighbor
September, 28 1999
Pros: beginning, humor, main character
Cons: trails off toward the middle, ends flat
Review by ekolsky
July, 12 1999
Pros: Great Book, Great Characters, Very vivid descriptions
Cons: Too short.