Day 9- The Shell Seekers
Despite being nominated by the British public as one of the top 100 novels (I am not sure where in the top 100 of the ‘Big Read’), I thought the 1987 novel, The Shell Seekers, by Rosamunde Pilcher, to be lacklustre. It did not grab my attention at all, and I yawned all the way through, waiting for the fun to begin. It didn’t.
The only thoughts I have on this book are:
Did Penelope really love her children Noel and Mary or did she subconsciously resent them for being like Ambrose and therein affecting the relationship?
They also speak about the shock of epilepsy, but it was epilepsy, and not leprosy.
She claimed to be Bohemian and accepted Doris for her frailties but could not do the same for her own children.
As a parent of adult children, I can relate to some of these feelings, and there is one passage, that describes being in love, that did weave a little ‘magic’ for me:
Now day to day her inner vision cleared and her preceptions were sharpened by a new awareness…. a sharpened sensitivity.
Needless to say that was the first and last novel by Rosamunde Pilcher I have read.
Something I won’t be pondering about for long!
Upcoming posts in this challenge-
DAY 10. – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving.
DAY 11. – Favorite classic book.
DAY 12. – A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t.
DAY 13. – A book that disappointed you.
DAY 14. – Book that made you cry.
DAY 15. – A character who you can relate to the most.
DAY 16. – Most thought-provoking book.
DAY 17. – Author I wish people would read more.