02 May 2013

The Snow Child ~ Eowyn Ivey

** OK **

Fairy tale without the magic
Cold at heart ~ I felt no empathy

Lots of hype for this, and lots of award nominations, but it left me cold!  I love fairy tales and to a degree this was a good retelling but it didn't elaborate or develop the theme.  It plodded along in snow shoes and just didn't get anywhere.  There were some great descriptive passage - so good they were repeated a few times.

This was like a present wrapped to entice in beautiful packaging, but with nothing of interest inside.