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The opening of this book piqued my interest immediately. This is a beautifully written novel, although the constant listing began to grate after a while. However, the quality of the prose was the best thing about it. I was intrigued and kept with the story. The main characters were interesting, though not necessarily likable and this made it a bit of a slog. The child is adorable and found myself smiling when she spoke. She brought life to the monotony of the story, beautifully illustrating the life she brought to their monotonous existence. But when the story reached its climax I was nonplussed. I just didn't care enough about the characters to feel anything more than irritation.
Ultimately this is a well written story, rich in impressive imagery. I am sure some will thoroughly enjoy this journey and think I'm crazy, but I found the journey tedious and the ending disappointing.
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