So I take back some of what I said at book club. I appreciate the work that went into this huge novel, specifically the development of so many characters and the many directions/intricacies of the plot. Sure, I was ready to move on from this one, but I'm glad I was there for it all.
Here are two of my favorite quotes from the novel:
"It occurs to Beatrice for the first time that there's a certain power in being nothing." (Took me back to my Feminist Studies days analyzing the power in silence.)
"Distantly it occurs to her that men like Gideon ought to stop breaking people, because sometimes they mend twice as strong." (Yes, yes.)
It's fun to read books with a seasonal feel to them. I have loved all the social media posts on wicked books this month. Sure, it might be awhile before I get back around to this theme, but I most certainly will be making my way back.