I was excited at the prospect of having the 3 days between Christmas & New Year off, so I got my books ready. I started The Time Traveler’s Wife well before the holiday but the other 3 were to full my days with lovely literature. I started out with the Janet Frame titles after reading a little about her life I was fascinated to read her works, and as a New Zealander I felt I really should have some idea about them. Unfortunately I didn’t do too well with her style, and quickly moved onto reading Cross Stitch (The Outlander) for the 2nd time.
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
I tried to finish this book but I had to give up, it was a real chore. I read things because I enjoy them but this felt like I was back at school and had to read it. I admit that it does seem to be an interesting story and I agree with a lot of other people who in say it is written in a very poetic way but it was just far too hard for me.
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This is the second book of Janet Frame’s I have tried but one again the language was too hard for me, not the words but the way the story is told. I can see in bite size bits I could get through this book but it would take me a long time. The passages I did read I really did enjoy, maybe I will get this from the library again in winter perhaps when I only have little chunks of time to sit and read.