#44 ~ The Emperor’s ChildrenNovember 7, 2007 at 1:33 pm | Posted in Books, Disappointment, Literate Housewives Book Club, Worst of the Year | 2 Comments
Tags: Claire Messud, death by character development, stinker, The Emperor's Children
This book makes September 11 anti-climatic. It is pretentious, is written using the most convoluted grammar I’ve ever seen, and was about unexceptional, yet self-righteous and stuck-up, characters. This is by far the worst book I’ve read this year. I would gladly read Perfect Match again without complaining just for the joy of caring about a character again.
As I wrote earlier on Literate Housewives’ Book Club, The Emperor’s Children is death by character development. Stay away from this book. Pretend that coming within 10 feet of this book will kill you.