Plot/Idea: The situations presented in this multigenerational story are alluring and convincing. The novel offers an intimate exploration of relationship dynamics and emotional conflicts. The text is also somewhat overwritten and extends itself, encompassing too much territory to effectively cover all of the ground.
Prose: The prose is rich and finely detailed, although some phrasing can come across as overinflated.
Originality: This work has an unusual premise and there's a grandness to the scope. Although somewhat overstuffed, the work is nonetheless an epic accomplishment.
Character Development/Execution: Some characters come across as stiff and serve as narrative tools rather than fully realized characters. Regardless, the dialogue is effective and helps illuminate characters and their relationships with others.
Date Submitted: August 03, 2022