This book was just ok. It is rare that I have a total lack of strong feelings for a book, but this time, all I can really say is that it is just ok. I found the characters to be a bit flat, despite the fact that they were mostly based on actual historic figures. I just found most of the book incredibly unbelievable.
In terms of the writing, while the prose and literary form we actually quite good, I had a real problem with the nonlinear storytelling. It did not flow, and made for a confusing, stilted read. All the pretty words in the world do not fix the problems with the storytelling.
I think there could have been a good story here. Actually, I think there is a good story here, one that has already been told, in other, better books.
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