While I certainly enjoyed reading much of it, I thought that after 1,200+ pages, that the ending was rushed, with three minor characters closing it.
On the steps of a Church in Northampton, five characters meet in the afterlife. Thomas à Becket, Samuel Beckett, John Clare, with HUSBAND and WIFE
But then, a strange thing happened – I started to enjoy this chapter very much. Especially when I figure out the meanings and the playfulness of the words
This chapter is mostly about English history. The children, with Handsome John, Phyllis, and others go to look at the English Civil War, and Oliver Cromwell
Unlike the other chapters, this one was linear. We have no actual history of Brother Peter. It’s a messy story, but not as ugly as other chapters
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes tells the story of the Odyssey from a female perspective. Ms. Haynes is an award-winning journalist, writer and comedian
How I Became a Famous Novelist, the fictional author writes a book full of clichés, lyrical descriptions, and commonalities he found in other novels
The parrot of a young Jewish refugee constantly rattles off numbers in German. There’s much speculation about the numbers, and than a murder happeneds
On a hot night, in Apartment C4, when 18-year-old Blandine exits her body, almost in the same way her name sake, Saint Blandine, did 2,000 years ago
Leonard Lundell resides in an ugly world, working an ugly job, living an ugly life. Everyone around him is either fat (usually), ugly, old, lazy, or an idiot.