Mixed thoughts on this book. In my last post, I mentioned that I like good character development, and that a plot that grabs me doesn't help. This book has very well drawn characters, but really no plot. In fact, I could probably sum up the plot in a single sentence. "In July 1962, a newly married couple, Edward and Florence, spend their wedding night in a hotel near Chesil Beach and are so bound by societal constraints that they are unable to consummate their marriage."
What makes the book interesting though is how it tells the story leading up to this devastating night, going back and forth between Edward's and Florence's perspectives, and the inevitability of the conclusion.
Just a short little novella, but a very interesting read.