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Or you just didn't notice I posted this review a year ago and Rebekah revived the thread now. Legolas Send a noteboard - 12/11/2010 11:10:47 AM
I also found the characters and their motivations to be overall repulsive. I didn't like either set of twins, and not having sympathy for the two young girls was one major downfall of the book for me. I just didn't care what happened to them, and I thought they were vapid and made ridiculous choices. (I think I look more for emotional connection to the characters than any other element of literary craft.)

Hm, they were somewhat strange, yes. I could mostly sympathize with them until that horrible scheme I mentioned in my review, though.
One exception for me was the minor supporting character of Martin and his estranged love Marijke. I found his character's growth to be interesting and touching.

Yes, those two were definitely among the better characters, even if I found their plotline a bit detached from the main story - at times you wondered what the relevancy was.
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I see that we had very similar reactions to this book. - 10/11/2010 09:11:10 PM 1148 Views
I read this a while ago since it came out a lot earlier in the states. - 12/11/2010 08:18:10 AM 1003 Views
Or you just didn't notice I posted this review a year ago and Rebekah revived the thread now. - 12/11/2010 11:10:47 AM 1074 Views

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