I firmly believe that this is a case of “it’s not the book, it’s me”. While this book was beautifully written, I just couldn’t connect with it at all.
I honestly felt that 75% of this book is the pretty much the same scene over and over and OVER again, just in a different setting. I was bored.
And TBH, all of the pretension in this book really turned me off.
I couldn’t connect with or relate to these characters and their lifestyle, and I never got invested in their relationship. I went into this pretty much assuming what the outcome of the book would be, and I was right, so perhaps that was part of the issue?
I really am sad that I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I thought I would. So many friends loved it, and I really wanted to feel that, but I just didn’t.