"I have enjoyed reading other novels by Patchett, e.g. Bel Canto and State of Wonder, and was always caught up in the personas of one or more of the characters. But this one was a disappointment. I didn't care for any of the characters, nor did I..."
"I am a Patchett fan, but this one didn’t meet expectations. Well written and carefully constructed, it left me wanting. I did not care for the narrator, the main character and I think that was the root of my disappointment."