Friday, March 23, 2012
'The Lake of Dreams' by Kim Edwards
Length: 377 Pages
Opening Line: 'Although it is nearly midnight, an unusual light slips through a crack in the wool, brushing her arm like the feathers of a wing.'
What's good about this novel?
The descriptions within this novel, are beautiful. Edwards' way of writing, helped me to immerse myself into the story's setting. I could see the locations in the story clearly in my mind whilst reading this.I could actually see this novel, being turned into a film, due to the vivid descriptions and backdrop.
I found the characters to be believeable and well formed, the thread of story involving the central character's ancestors, to be very interesting and it echoes my family's attempt to trace our family tree, at the moment.
What's wrong with this novel?
There are a couple of things wrong with this novel in my opinion. I found the pace of this novel to be a little slow, particularly at the beginning. In fact it was so slow, that at times I found my concentration wandering. I also found the book to be a bit predictable and the ending to be a bit rushed and convenient.
Is this worth a read?
I think so yes. 'The Lake of Dreams' isn't a book that I would read more than once, but I still enjoyed it.