Louis Holland arrives in Boston in a spring of ecological upheaval (a rash of earthquakes on the North Shore) and odd luck: the first one kills his grandmother. Louis tries to maintain his independence, but falls in love with a Harvard seismologist whose discoveries about the earthquakes' cause complicate everything.
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Clearly Franzen, but with plot
- Michael A. Cudmore "The Cudmore Family"
Zzzzzzz… Aggressively Boring.
Less "relationship drama". Some serious editing. Better character development. I love long stories, but this was tedious.
He was the only reason I stuck with the story as long as I did. He's a good narrator.
There were glimmers and hints of a good story but it was so buried under the emotional minutia I just didn't care any more.
I really tried to stick with this. Even though three hours in I didn’t really care about the characters, was even sick to death of them after the first hour. Two page descriptions of a characters’ pronouncement of love for another…? It was like watching an artsy foreign film without subtitles and really bad acting. I just wanted it to stop. There may be a story in there somewhere but I couldn’t waste anymore time trying to get to it. The narration was pretty good. The premise of the story seemed interesting enough. But the execution…not so much.
- Kim Venatries "There are few things better than a good story well told!"