|Lian Hearn: Across the Nightingale Floor
||[May. 20th, 2009|11:35 am]
~*our cosy little circle of book obsessed souls*~
So many times I had looked at the book in the library because it was so beautiful and the name sounded interesting. I also have a feeling that someone has recommended it to me but I can't remember who, where or when.
It's a tale of death, revenge (war) and romance in an imaginary Japan and it is beautifully written and atmospheric yet I did not find it more than that. I don't know what I expected but I must tell the truth that most of the time I tried to hurry up reading it so I could finish it fast and read something better. I guess the main problem for me was the characters and the plot. I could not relate to them. The war, death & revenge I did not understand and the romance left me quite cold. It was not a lousy written book but for some reason it did not touch me. Many times it was pretty much like watching one of those films like Hero or Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.. beautiful in detail but empty of deeper meanings..
I do not think I will read the sequels unless someone will convince me they get much deeper and interesting..