Book Review #827
Father Melancholy's Daughter by Gail Godwin
Rating: two stars (out of four)
I read this book for my Literary Criticism class, and throughout the semester we applied different types of literary criticism to the book. I really enjoyed the beginning of the book, it was compelling and I loved the author's poetic prose that described the details of the main character. Once we were out of Margaret's childhood though, I didn't like the book nearly as much as in the beginning. I felt like something was missing and I wished that we could go back to when she was only six years old. The ending was unsatisfactory and I felt like some of the plot details were a little too vague or over-simplified to make a quicker ending. I probably wouldn't recommend.