Duplicate Keys

by Jane Smiley

Thursday, May 18, 2006

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Hmmmm. I left this book with 9/15 chapters completed five years ago. I’m the sort of person who generally soldiers on through books I’m not enjoying and all my memories were that I did enjoy this book. So I’ve been kind of bemused for a long time that I didn’t finish this book up and decided it was about time for another go.

I enjoyed the beginning, like last time, but hit a severe case of the blahs in the middle. I guess that was like last time too. I could have happily abandoned it again.

In the end it was okay. I expected more really. It turned out to be an alright mystery novel, but I was expecting something more exciting, more bent, more literary, more rule breaking and not at all like a standard mystery.