Review of “Fates and Furies” by Lauren Groff


Oh, how I wanted to like this book. Sadly, I finished it only because 1) it was for a book club, 2) several people I really respect gave this book glowing reviews, and 3) by the time I figured out that it was not going to get better for me, I was too far in.

The plot itself had some potential perhaps. But the amount of incomplete sentences drove me to distraction. I get it, it’s a writing style, but I found it to be overdone. Everything about this book just seemed to be trying too hard; too many superfluous big words, every sentence trying to be a line of poetry. And the amount of boring, unnecessary references to Greek mythology. I. Can’t. Even.

I know I sound like a real    imgres   but I just can’t help it!

My rating 1.5 stars