Trashy novel masquerading as higher fiction. Feb 2, 2009
Only made it about 160 pages into this thing and decided it wasn't for me. Here are my impressions based on those 160 pages. I only found one main character likeable in this thing, Lavinia. Oddly enough, having found her the only likeable character I just didn't find her storyline in the book necessary. I understand the author was trying to draw a comparison between the two characters but I don't think it was really necessary for me. The inclusion of Lavinia's story just become filler for me. At first I was intrigued by the premise of the genetic project of the other main character and was interested to see how it was going to play out but after a small mention in the first 10 pages or so it was obvious it was going to take a back burner to sex,betrayal, and pity parties. Too bad, could have made an interesting story and perhaps the line of the book changed I'm just not willing to use my time to see if it does.