Sarah turned on her heel and wordlessly, stiffly marched out.
Even still, a third person, their marriage, had slid in. This book is beautifully-written. Fates and Furies is everyday poetry for those looking to turn the mundane into a meditation on the beauty of words and the power of metaphor.
But when it comes to plot, characters and emotion, it leaves something to Between his skin and hers, there was the smallest of spaces, barely enough for air, for this slick of sweat now chilling. But when it comes to plot, characters and emotion, it leaves something to be desired.
Peeling back the layers of poetry, I found This truly is a book of poetic words masking uninteresting characters and a boring plot. Both of which are viewed through a distant, purple-tinted lens, delivering no warmth or connection to the story.
Personally, I do not think this is like Gone Girl at all, story-wise or stylistically. The comparisons emerge from a marriage being told with changing perspectives and how this changes our view of itplus the upper middle class wealth of the characters.
Fates and Furies uses a weak story as a means to explore language, word usage and metaphor.
The basic, fundamental goals of each book feel different. Plus, I think - and this might get some raised eyebrows - that the characters of Gone Girl are saved from being completely unlikable. Or perhaps, at least, elicit a powerful enough response from us that we care about them, remember them, and love to hate them.
There is none of that "love to hate" here. Lotto and Mathilde are merely obnoxious and irritating. The plot is revealed, almost in its entirety, by the book description.
This is about a marriage, told from the two different sides and, clearly, we are going to get a very different view from each side.
There is no "twist" really, just a changing view of events and characters. There is also a running metaphor tied in with Greek mythology, which some might perceive as feminist.
To be honest, I liked the idea of the feminist symbolism more than the heavy-handed execution. The idea is that women are always more than they seem, today and historically, smart and cunning behind the scenes, manipulating events like the Greek Fates and Furies themselves.
But the author kind of bashes us over the head with the cleverness of her own metaphor. In fact, many things were done wrong.
Lotto is a playwright and the book contained long extracts from his plays, which was incredibly tedious. He would have liked to go deeper into her, to seat himself on the seat of her lacrimal bone and ride there, tiny homunculus like a rodeo cowboy, understand what it was she thought.
Also, the repetitive and gross descriptions of sex and sexual desire felt unnecessary. It seems to be the "thing" these days to deconstruct sex into something political, harsh and unpleasant - Gone Girl did that too - but it was just tiring here.
Not exciting, not interesting, not shocking. He imagined a lifetime of screwing on the beach until they were one of those ancient pairs speed-walking in the morning, skin like lacquered walnut meat. Even old, he would waltz her into the dunes and have his way with her sexy frail bird bones, the plastic hips, the bionic knee.
Fates and Furies feels like a book for readers who genuinely enjoy the exploration of language and metaphor, and do not require some kind of emotional connection with the characters or story.
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