Welcome to Friday Reads. Each Friday, I’ll review any books I’ve completed that week, as well as share what I’m reading right now. And by “Each Friday,” I mean “some Fridays.”
The Clockmaker’s Daughter – Kate Morton – 3.5* (Feb 4)
It pains me to give this book only 3.5*. I count Kate Morton’s novels among some of my favorites and the story in this one is supremely rich. Yet the bouncing between storytellers leaves me dissatisfied. I feel as if I never heard the full story and I’m left wanting. Lose threads, incomplete narratives, too many lives left without resolution. It was beautiful but too many questions were left open, even for me who does not usually require everything to be neatly answered.
I struggle to rate books like this because it’s one thing to read the words and another to pause and take them in. It’s a love book, perfect to read before bed. Perhaps the lost effective way to enjoy it is to read the entries one per morning and one per night, as the tweets originally occurred. I did not do that, so while I enjoyed it, I think I would’ve e joyed it better in the original format, 2 per day at waking and sleeping.
It’s been a slow start. So far, the story is following two different timelines and I’m trying to be patient about how they come together but I’m a lot less interested in Kya’s story right now than I am that of Chase’s death.
I’m not much for poetry but this has been on my shelf for almost 2 years. I’ve decided it’s now or never.