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I LOVED this boo....as I first started to read it I couldn't put it down. Then as time passed and I continued to read I began to find it more and more difficult to get through. Though I feel that if I had gotten this book in the summer when I can take hours at a time and read it might have been better. It NEVER takes me this long to finish a book....
Did anyone else feel that this book was really hard to get through? I felt that there was SO MUCH DETAIL in the conversations and thought process that it drug the book on.. SO far, I have had two duds for my BOTM reads.. the fall guy and the trespasser. BOO to both.
I actually really enjoyed reading the book. It is like, 429 pages or so, which can be difficult and at times, it got a little uninteresting. But I definitely like her writing style. Tana French was just descriptive enough and the way she said things reminded me a lot of myself. She was quite funny throughout the book and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I'm glad I chose it as my BOTM.
From the hype, press and BOTM promo, I got the impression that this would center on race and struggles against racism/sexism. It hardly showed up in the book at all. False advertising to me...
Was anyone else annoyed with Antoinette's hypocrisy? I understand that it's her 'fatal flaw' and makes the character but she was such a bitch seeing weakness or vulnerability in anyone else. I was skipping her stream of consciousness bits by the second half.
It dragged so much, but I was annoyed enough by the characters that I forced myself to finish. I just wasn't impressed and definitely mislead about the content and themes.
I've read the other books in the series therefore developed positive feelings for O'Kelly from them. Then I started this book through Antoinette's eyes and I was like, 'Am I reading about the same characters?' As the book progressed I had serious doubts about O'Kelly. I was nervous he was in on it (with Breslin and McCain) and it was all one big setup. I was happy with the ending - that ending was the same O'Kelly I remembered. I'm just curious, did anyone else doubt our loyal gaffer?
P.S. Isn't it awesome saying gaffer? Sometimes I think I only like French's books because I love her Irish slang (kidding, she is a great story teller).
Help! I'm about 200 pages into The Trespasser and to be honest, I'm having a hard time sticking with it. I really don't want to abandon it and I've read good things about the book and Tana French as an author, but I'm not really interested. Any tips to help sway my decision to stick with it...or not?
Is Antoinette a flawed narrator? How much of her problems at work are in her head, and how much is the deck actually stacked against her?
How did Antoinette's family relationships mirror Aislinn's own family situation? How similar were they?
Is Stephen a good partner? Is there anything else he could have done to make Antoinette feel more at ease?
SPOILER-ISH CONTENT AHEAD
How did you all come away feeling about Detective Breslin? Throughout the entire investigation I just saw him as a douchebag, but the ending seemed to be showing him as someone who really just wanted to help his friend out. Whether I agree with that course of action or not, I think it was meant to show that he is not a bad person.
I still don't like him though and I feel like he will be the main character of the next book since we've been with Steve and Antoinette through 2 books now. Tana French never disappoints though, so I will leave it in her hands!
Hi there - The Trespasser is my recommended book choice, but I am reading that it is the 5th or 6th book in the author's series. Do I have to read the others to grasp the content of this novel? I have switched my Book of the month quite often, but the reviews on this have been intriguing - although most of the readers seemed to have read the books prior in the series. Please advise, thank you in advance!