The Faithful Couple, A.D. Miller
Genre: General Fiction
The description of this was really intriguing and I was keen to begin. Sadly though for me it was a let down, just didn’t work.
All the while I was reading I felt I was waiting for something to happen. Even The Event when it occurred kind of passed me by, and it wasn’t until much later I realised they viewed it so differently, and it held such significance for both of them. It just seemed so petty, such a small thing to have such a huge impact on their lives for so long.
The time goes on, they grow up and there’s the usual births and deaths, relationships, careers, all the myriad of things that make up the average life, and yet through it all this event seems to have a huge impact and I just couldn’t see why. All that angst about it, blame laying and remembering words and nuances, exactly what was said or not, what should or shouldn’t have happened….They were young, and rightly or wrongly things do happen, no one’s perfect and I just felt it was a story created around a storm in a teacup event, something that should never had had such an impact on their lives considering everything else that could and did happen. They were a couple of kids, larking about, playing and enjoying life, exactly as they should have been at their age. To have something like that overshadow their lives and actions for so long- well, its sad.
Its a story lots of readers love and that’s great, I’m glad for them but for me it just doesn’t work. Feels sort of hard going, forced and a difficult to get into read for me.
Stars: Two and a half, I wanted to like it more but….
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