Thursday, 15 December 2011
The Fool's Girl by Celia Rees
I'm not really sure what to make of this book. Was it something new and different, yes. Was it refreshing and vibrant, in it's own sort of way. It was just, well it was a book full of mystery plot and drama, that involved characters you would perhaps not expect to delve into such troubles and concerns.I did enjoy the story plot that seemed to froze in a fluid motion that pulled you in to become one and all witht he characters and what was occuring. I suppose though the plot leaves you wondering if this sort of thing was ever likely to occur, and when you look at it from different angles, then yes it is something that could of happened back in those times of shakespere. I felt that the author really sort of wanted to add a new kind of depth into the world of writing here, but that she didnt want to make it overcomplicated to where the reader could not understand it.
I am not sure if I really liked the story for I felt that there was a lot missing to it, that perhaps there were parts where more detail could have been added but instead seemed to be skimmed over. I did love the adventure of the characters but would have liked to have got to know them further. What caused them to be in such a situation, why were they trapped in such a way, surely there were others out there that would be on their side and would therefore be willing to help them. I suppose in this sense the book leaves you with a lot of unanswered questions because you are not certain of the story or of what has occured, you merely have the information that you are given and nothing else.
The story was therefore ok, but Im not sure that it is something that I would perhaps pick up again. It was enjoyable for a bit of sideline reading but it was not something that overley excited me and kept me engaged. it was just another book on the pile named "to read" and now it has been read and shall be placed to one side. different, but not really all that in my opinion.