A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness

Didn't finish

I don't usually review books I don't finish, but then I don't usually make a decision to stop reading a book. I'd got to page 362 of this one - less than halfway through but still representing a waste of time not to record it. It's so in need of a decent structural edit that I had to check it wasn't self-published. It's basic stuff. Changes from 1st to 3rd person narrative betray a lack of confidence in the chosen delivery. Characters - good or bad - that you can't relate to don't hold your interest. A love story and an imagined world that don't ring true - well, there are other books on my To Read book that are a better use of my sparse time.

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