Posted by: JulieAloha | January 26, 2018

The Great Admissions Reading Challenge 2: Book 40: The Moonstone

I think the only reason I would ever have read The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins, is because of the Reading Challenge; it’s really not my cup of tea. A 19th century British Who-Done-It describing the mysterious disappearance of a gem, the Moonstone, and the events which follow. While I enjoy a good mystery, this one exhibits some of the characteristics of mystery stories which annoy me most – too many narratives in many different voices; new characters being thrown in too late in the story; the disappearance of principal characters for a great deal of the narrative and then their sudden reintroduction for the obvious convenience of fixing a narrative problem. I’m afraid I also found the end(ings) unsatisfactory.

Completed 1/26/18, current balance 681.5 points


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