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Book Review of The Fig Eater

The Fig Eater
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Helpful Score: 2


Not sure what it was about this book that made it so challenging for me to enjoy. Great time period, lots of details about dress, culture, food, even fascinating details about forensic techniques of the time. The characters, I think, are really hard to like. Maybe that's it. Mind you, they are rich, multi-dimensional, and definitely have lots of empathy and life written into them. I also could not get passed one of the main female character's name throughout the whole book, Wally lol... It was dreadful to me. I was relieved to be done, and underwhelmed by the conclusion. Murder mystery have never been my favorite genre, but I have started Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, and am enjoying the lively style of writing so much more. Try it, maybe you'll like it.