02 August 2012

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry ~ Rachel Joyce


Longlisted : Booker Prize 2012

Should have just walked away.

Again, I am out of step with the Reading Public.  I found this was a bore and a disappointing read.

If it was meant to be "quirky", I found it cliched.  If it was meant to be philosophical, I found it shallow.  If it was meant to be endearing, I found it dreary and uninspiring.

And more than that, I found it poorly written.  It ended abruptly.  Character development was minimal and superficial. The sense of place, which could have been a real feature, was lacking, due to the poor use of descriptive devices.  With a chance to paint a vivid picture, the author used a monotone palate.