I really enjoyed how the book was structured (each chapter had clearly defined sections). This helped me to set goals of where to read up to which helped with my concentration levels and the speed I read at.
The story itself was well written and I especially enjoyed the sections from Robbie's viewpoint while he was in France and Bryany's while working as a nurse in London. I did however, find her character annoying before this part!
I had an interesting discussion with Mr D after I had finished the book. He has seen the film but not read the book and I have not seen the film. While agreeing that the the 'wrong' could never be put right regardless of the attempts made we disagreed with what happened to Cecilia and Robbie! I now need to watch the film to see if it's my misunderstanding of the book or if the film was made with some artistic license!
The not so good
Finding a live spider in the pages of my book as I was about to read in bed one night!
My next book
My October choice for The Year in Books is from The Man Booker prize shortlist for 2014 'We are all completely beside ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler. The Book People were doing a great offer, all the short listed books for £30 so I decided to buy them rather than waiting for my library to eventually get them in! I will let you know how I get on next month!
Would love to hear what you are all reading at the moment...........