"Alias Grace" by: Margaret Atwood, book review
by: Margaret Atwood,
1996; 468 pages,
My sister absolutely loves Margaret Atwood novels. That's probably why she picked this one for our sister's book club. It's true that I loved "The Handmaid's Tale" (so much so that when I started a book club of my own, I chose it as our first book). But, I can't say that I loved "Alias Grace".
When it takes me almost a month to read a book (and that's the only book I'm reading at the time), then I know that I'm not as engrossed as I could be.
And, "Alias Grace" by: Margaret Atwood is crazy long. I know that it doesn't look like it from page count (only 468 pages), but the print is small! So small. And there are very very few quotation marks and indicators of who is speaking when, so the paragraphs aren't even broken up.
I did not find "Alias Grace" a book I could pick up and read in fragments (a few paragraphs here and there) as I usually do. This is one chunkster that needs to be read for longer stretches of time.
And at the end, I still didn't know whodunit.