Helpful Score: 1
This is not "my type of novel" at all. I'm not usually interested in books with this style or subject matter. But I am so glad that my coworkers were passing it around and raving about it, because it made me curious enough to take a turn. It was a really nice departure from the books I normally choose. At times it did feel a little pedestrian as another reviewer describes it. But overall, it was enchanting and fast paced. In particular, the "longest ago" portions of the book felt unexpectedly vivid and believable!