The Children's Book - AS Byatt


It's more a matter of admiring this book than enjoying it. Its startling complexity - of characters, of plot, of historical background - is in notable contrast to most modern novels but there's the additional rich sensuality, in all its best and worst forms, that really marks it as a rewarding read. The narrative distance was no doubt a deliberate style, but prevented any of the large cast from actually coming alive.

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